Mother in law Stacey Shortall changes the world, one young life at a time

Stacey Shortall with pupil Beaumia Lemisio
Stacey Shortall with pupil Beaumia Lemisio at Homework Help Club

You could have heard a pin drop as top legal eagle Stacey Shortall asked a room full of people: “Who did you help today?”

The silence was audible.

Shortall was standing behind the podium accepting the community and not-for-profit category of the Women of Influence award in 2015.

“I was not expecting to win and had no speech prepared so I asked the audience what I ask my children every night at the dinner table: ‘Who did you help today’?” I didn’t say it to make an impact. It was just a simple question,” she says.

“I think it’s a good question because anyone can answer that, your circumstances are irrelevant. I think if we had four and a half million of us every day in New Zealand answering that question positively then we could create a bit of movement.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/women-of-influence/81101152/Mother-in-law-Stacey-Shortall-changes-the-world-one-young-life-at-a-time

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