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Season 1, Episode 5: Pivoting to Keep the Dream Alive

Season 1, Episode 5: Pivoting to Keep the Dream Alive
Glenda Mathis

Season One | Episode 5

Pivoting To Keep The Dream Alive

Glenda Mathis
CEO, YWCA of Lubbock

Glenda Mathis is the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Lubbock. The YWCA of Lubbock is the largest social service nonprofit serving the Lubbock community and offers childcare services to more than 1,200 children daily through Head Start, Early Head Start and after school programming.

In this episode, Glenda will discuss what it’s like to have to put your big dreams on hold to deal with the obstacles directly in front of you. She’ll share her stories of how the YWCA was able to persevere and adapt to the ever-changing world during the pandemic, while staying true to their mission and overall goals.

Glenda’s positive outlook and determination to see her goals to fruition is so inspiring—you don’t want to miss this episode!

Glenda is an avid learner and reader. Below is a list of her top 10 favorite books:

  1. The Gentleman from Moscow, Amor Towles
  2. Educated, Tara Westover
  3. A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar
  4. I am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes
  5. The Summer of 1787, David O. Stewart
  6. The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
  7. Grit, Angela Duckworth
  8. Post Corona, Scott Galloway
  9. The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer
  10. Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo (Actually anything by Mark Nepo—I have every one of his books and I am never disappointed.)

Happy reading!

Glenda Mathis

Spirit of West Texas

Season 1, Episode 5: Pivoting to Keep the Dream Alive

Glenda Mathis



Season One | Small Businesses

Season One of this podcast focuses on small business. We’ll ask our guests to talk about challenges, successes, and helpful hints for keeping the dream alive. Each episode, we’ll explore the people, business and values that embody the never-say-never, get-the-job-done spirit that shines through everywhere you look in West Texas. Join us, as we share untold stories of big dreams and the many struggles and sacrifices that West Texans have gone through to achieve them. We’re getting people talking, so listen in. We hope you’ll learn something and have a little fun along the way.

Host: Amy Punchard, Co-Host: Jared May

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