Originally this book was centered on identifying only one hundred women until Mrs. Michelle Obama became the first African American First Lady; thus it became apparent that she had to be added to this list thereby she became the one hundred and one most influential women in my life. I can truly begin and end appropriately when I refer to the women who had a profound effect on me and my life extends from my little white house on a dirt road in Bulloch County Georgia to the White House located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC. I am not sure just how many of the readers will receive my reference to scripture as I will often refer to but I want to start with a quote: "give honor to where honor is due; and tribute tow where tribute is due." These one hundred and one women stories and lives have certainly influenced me, guided me, taught me and help to prepare me to live and have a wholesome and wealthy life whereby it is has contributed to my entire wellness. Wholeness, wealth and wellness come in a variety of ways; however, often times they are not easily recognized because they are not in a materialistic appearance which can be touched or perceived. It is now my esteemed pleasure to introduce you to the women of honor who contributed too much to me. I was able to look beyond my economic, social, financial circumstances into a new realm of endless possibilities.