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About Truly Amazing Women: On March 8, 2010 — International Women’s Day — Northern Virginia freelance writer Hope Katz Gibbs launched this website for her book project: Truly Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World — and How You Can, Too!

A newspaper and magazine reporter since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, Hope became an entrepreneur in 1993 when she launched her freelance writing business, www.HopeGibbs.com. In the last several decades, her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Miami Herald, dozens of association, business, education and general interest magazines, and many alumni publications including her own alma maters, the University of Pennsylvania and The George Washington University. Click here to read her published clips.

An award-winning journalist, Hope as won two awards for feature writing from the Florida Magazine Association, and six other honors for newsletter writing from the National School Public Relations Association. She has been listed in Who’s Who in Media & Communications since 1989, and Who’s Who of American Women since 1993.

In 2008, Hope founded Inkandescent Public Relations, a PR / publications / media relations / marketing firm that helps small businesses get the visibility they need. Along with her award-winning team of journalists—print, photo, and design—she creates high-end marketing materials, writes and edits press releases, newsletters, and white papers, and works closely with reporters to help get the word out about her clients. Hope also co-writes and ghostwrites books, and maintains her clients’ websites so they are up-to-date and provide an accurate, impressive image. She also publishes Be Inkandescent magazine, an online publication for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.

For more information about the Truly Amazing Women project, send an email to Hope..


Truly Amazing Women: In the News

“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.” — Denis Waitley

I love that quote, and refer to it often as I work on the Truly Amazing Women project. In fact, since the idea of this project developed one April morning in 2008 over a cup of coffee with my husband, illustrator Michael Glenwood Gibbs, (that’s his artwork, at right) it blows us both away to see how far it has come.

We’re especially honored that there has been terrific interest from journalists eager to learn more about what we’re cooking up. Below, you’ll find some of the press mentions we have gotten. Simply amazing!

To schedule an interview about the project, contact me at hope@hopegibbs.com.


January 29, 2011: Author Caroline Leavitt features a Q&A with Hope Gibbs

On her popular blog, Caroline Leavitte’s Blogspot, the award-winning author of nine novels, most recently “Pictures of You,” interviews some prestigious authors—including Alice Hoffman, Eleanor Brown, and Jodi Picoult.

In January, she talked to Hope Gibbs about the Truly Amazing Women project.

“I am so enamored of this project, I asked Hope if I could pepper her with questions,” she said. “Let’s start with where did the idea for Truly Amazing Women come from? Also, I have been loving your website, www.TrulyAmazingWomen.com, particularly the reasons “why she did it,” which really illuminate the whole creative process. What do you, personally, think makes an amazing woman?”

Click here to read the entire interview.


November 23, 2010: “The Way of the Toddler Hour” host Leta Hamilton interviews Hope Gibbs

Author and radio host Leta Hamilton draws on her lifelong study of the Spiritual Truths at the heart of all religions to formulate effective, sustainable ways to prevent the craziness and chaos of modern motherhood from overwhelming even the most harried mother.

Her book, The Way of the Toddler: The Craziness of Modern Motherhood and the Spiritual Lessons I Learned from My Zen Masters in Diapers, she writes about universal “mommyhood” experiences and translates them into spiritual lessons.

“As a mother to three young boys (ages 1, 3, and 6), I use the inexhaustible material of my day-to-day life to make everything I teach and talk about on my radio show relatable and real,” Leta says. “My weekly radio show, ‘The Way of the Toddler Hour,’ which is aired on Toginet at 2pm PST/5pm EST/10pm GMT features entertaining and thought-provoking guests with a different topic for discussion each week.”

In November, she interviewed me about the Truly Amazing Women. Click here to download the November 23, 2010 radio show. In fact, she was so inspired by the project, that she regularly runs a contest on the show asking women to write in about why they are amazing. I think we’re starting a revolution!


August 24, 2010: “Your 15 Minutes Radio” host Angle Bush interviews Hope Gibbs

On tonight’s radio show, “Your 15 Minutes,” host Angle Bush interviewed three women that she considered “Trailblazers:” Hope Katz Gibbs (publisher of Be Inkandescent Magazine, and author of the website and upcoming book, Truly Amazing Women Who Are Changing the World,), Vicki Abelson (founder of Women Who Write), and Natalie Sisson of WomanzWorld.com.

Click here to listen to the show.

Angle invited Hope back to the show in October to discuss Truly Amazing Women, as well as the PR topic, “Perfecting Your Pitch.” In turn, Hope published an article by Angle in the October issue of her monthly business and lifestyle publication, Be Inkandescent Magazine. After all, one good turn deserves another.