Through her career spanning four decades, Jane Pauley has paved the way for many female professionals. Fans may listen to the accomplished journalist’s message firsthand at the 2015 Tapestry: A Day For You event held on April 24.
Pauley was born on Oct. 31, 1950 in Indianapolis. She grew up on the east side and attended Warren Central High School. After graduating from Indiana University in 1971, she worked as a reporter for an Indianapolis television station for a few years. Her career gained momentum with each position, which ultimately led her to “Dateline.” In 1995, her work on this program was recognized with an Emmy and an American Women in Radio and Television Award. Most recently she joined “CBS News Sunday Morning” in 2014.
But there is more to Pauley that just a consummate professional. Over the years she has shared a more vulnerable side with the public. For example, in 2004 Pauley authored a book about her personal struggle with bipolar disorder, “Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue.” The book touches on her being diagnosed with mental illness at the age of 50, after medical treatment for hives triggered a previously unrecognized vulnerability to bipolar depression. She also addresses her subsequent journey of self-reflection and wellness.
Speaking of wellness, Pauley is passionate about helping other people overcome health issues through access to care. That’s why in September 2009, she lent her name to the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, a facility in collaboration between the Community Health Network and the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Indiana. The center serves the local community regardless of insurance or income, with an emphasis on integrating medical, dental and behavioral health.
One thing’s for sure: Pauley is a testament to female strength despite adversity. You’re invited to hear her story at the 2015 Tapestry. This daylong celebration of women enriches the lives of women in northeast Indiana and raises funds for students studying in the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. While there, browse sponsor and boutique booths; chat with friends over breakfast and lunch; empower yourself at breakout sessions; and be inspired by scholarship winners and the dedication honoree. Then cap off your day with Pauley. There’s something for everyone! Visit http://web.ipfw.edu/tapestry to learn more.
Tapestry: A Day For You
Friday, April 24
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN