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Dr. Cheryl Polote Williamson is a highly sought after speaker, multi best-selling author, award winning exec. producer and filmmaker, business leader, visionary, philanthropist, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine, and most importantly a servant leader.

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  1. Incredible, inspirational & words that encapture how I want to uplift the sisters in my circle & love on them! Thank you Dr. Cheryl for always be a model of love, service & sisterhood. Your special friendship with Ms Cynthia Marshal inspire me to do more with my sister’s & continually looks for ways to -HASU.

    • Hi Robin – I absolutely love hearing that you want to inspire and uplift the queens around you! This is one of the many ways that we can make the world a better place. While it may not always seem like it, we really do have the power to change the world one smile, kind act, or hug at a time. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my article and comment. I am so glad that it resonated. Find a way to HASU today!

  2. I had the pleasure of attending this phenomenal Women of Distinction Luncheon. I giggled at my table when I learned the phrase “HASU” but also knew that I would immediately spring into action implementing it.
    I am pretty diligent about sharing information and resources with other women, as well as supporting their events, sending an inspirational text, or simply being available for a conversation. My next HASU project is connecting a young lady that used to be in my afterschool program to a bevy of resources now that she is in college. She’s brilliant and studying to enter my field, so it’s my duty to treat her to lunch, coach her through situations, make introductions and get her connected to financial options as she matriculates through college. HASU!

    • Tonee – what a beautiful light you are. Thank you so much for attending the luncheon a couple weeks ago. It was a joy to meet you, hug you, and sign your book. Your support means so much to me. Most of all, thank you for sharing your gift and your light with the world – through your poetry and the beautiful mentorship that you are providing to the young lady from your afterschool program. You are a gem and I can’t wait to keep watching how you impact the world with your heart, your words, and that smile. Keep shining!

  3. HASU! I love it! In reading your article, I realized that I practice HASU. More importantly, I felt a wave of gratitude come over me as I thought about the ladies (and a few men) who do so for me. Feeling extremely grateful for the opportunity to read this article. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Cheryl;
    I love this testimony!! I must say, you my dear sister have spoken to my heart, mind and soul ever since our first interaction where you were a keynote speaker here in Cincinnati. Even though I’m older you’ve taught me how to accept and believe that I’m valuable based on the gifts God created me with.

    You have allowed me to SERVE a multitude of phenomenal women just by inviting me to your table.

    You dont just talk about it, you LIVE IT!! And for that I’m grateful!!

    Thank you sweetie!

    • Stevie – you are forever my soul family. I hope you know just how much you mean to me. I feel blessed to know you & call you sister. I’m so glad I got to see you last week. Sending you the biggest hug.
      Love You,

  5. If only we all lived by this code. Think of how powerful we could be.
    I thank you Dr. Cheryl for leading the way by not just telling us but showing us how HASU should look like in life.
    You have blessed me and through you, I have been blessed to meet other like minded women who send me an encouraging word when I need it and pray for me.
    I thank God for you and Sisters like you for being a light in what can sometimes be a dark world.

    Thank you!!

    • Maria – you are such a beautiful soul & I feel so blessed to call you sister. I am so glad I got to see you at the luncheon. I am so proud of who you are and all that you have done. Keep shining & creating HASU moments.

  6. It’s beautiful to see how sisterhood can be fostered for the greater good. This is such a beautiful reminder that we are really better together so inspirational to see the two of you honestly!

  7. It’s beautiful to see how sisterhood can be fostered for the greater good. This is such a beautiful reminder that we are really better together so inspirational to see the two of you honestly!

  8. Thank you, Dr. Cheryl, for sharing this beautiful article about the power of sisterhood. It’s important for women to realize that supporting and connecting with each other is far more beneficial than competing. There’s enough success to go around for everyone. Also, I like the term ‘HASU.’ Please also extend my regards to Mrs. Marshall.

  9. Women supporting women is powerful. It’s beautiful to read your story that provides the gentle reminder of creating space and supporting one another.

    Our potential is limitless and I enjoy seeing us all WIN!!

  10. I LOVE this!!! Relationships are imperative; as a servant, I’m drawn to other servants and sisters!!! I will be intentional about it!!!

  11. HASU!!!!!! Yessssss! I love that this phrase is now coined as a ‘giving back’ to our sisters! We definitely must remember to serve with our hearts, and with God leading our path, we will encounter many HASU Moments. Dr. Cheryl, you are my inspiration; how you love and give with your whole heart! Keep doing, serving, and honoring your sisters!

  12. Thank you for always being a loving, supportive example and pushing to not just believing what could be, but what is. I love you Cheryl and the love you put in this world daily.

  13. HASU moments are beautiful! When I think about the beautiful relationships I have curated by allowing other wonderful women to share the space with me and intentionally inviting them into it, my heart becomes full. I desire to create that space and invite them into these spaces because I am only in my position because I was invited, the space was intentionally created for me. We are called to do life with one another, not in completion with each other.

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