Diane Hardgrove, former Mrs. Arizona, Mrs. America, and Mrs. World, knows what it takes to reach the top. With the influence she's gained through her success, she's given herself back by working closely with multiple foundations against cancer, as well as coaching and speaking all over the world. In this episode, she shares the importance of investing in yourself, regardless of your situation or circumstance, and aligning yourself with the right movement.
Diane Hardgrove was born on Long Island, New York, raised in Arizona, and now lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Roy. She studied dance for fifteen years in the areas of tap, jazz, ballet, and Polynesian. Diane is a 1999 graduate of The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Diane has worked closely with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the past fifteen years. She was nominated as the Honorary Chair in 2006 and 2007 for the Southern Arizona Race for the Cure. She now serves as a Team Leader for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Dallas. During her reign as Mrs. Arizona 2006, Mrs. America 2006, and Mrs. World 2007, Diane served at over 500 appearances around the world. Diane's highlights include the television commercials for the Race for the Cure, a guest on KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, ringing the bell at NASDAQ on Times Square in New York, traveling to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to speak at the Go Red Heart Disease Gala, presented awards at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night for Parkinson's Disease Research in Scottsdale, Arizona, and served as the keynote speaker on leadership at the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women Conference in Orlando, Florida. Diane now serves as Committee Member for the Mrs. America Ethics Board and The Executive Director for Mrs. New York America, Mrs. New York American, and the Miss New York for America Pageant.
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