Oct 9, 201210:05 AMIn Her View

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Profiles in Resilience: Barbara Rinto, Director, University of Cincinnati Women's Center

Profiles in Resilience:  Barbara Rinto, Director, University of Cincinnati Women's Center

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To Barbara Rinto, resilience is about understanding your values and through trial and error figuring out how to stay true to those values over a lifetime. She says when she was a child her parents served as a very good example of resilience and taught her to pursue her goals even in a male-dominated society. “At a young age, I realized that as a girl your well-being was often secondary to that of boys. If the two were seen in conflict, the girl often resilience lost out,” says Rinto. “Luckily, I had parents who did not agree with this and I benefited from their wisdom and values by being encouraged to play sports, to excel in school, to find a career, and to defer marriage until I was truly ready. Their support provided me an example that I could call on when I was pressured or made to feel ‘less’ because of my aspirations and life choices,” she says.

The theme of our 2012 community directories is Resilience: Stories of Innovation & Inspiration.  In our Cincinnati directory, Barbara shares her life story and advice about resilience:

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