2009 Scholar of Change: Linda Davis

2009 Scholar of Change: Linda Davis

M.S. in Psychology student empowers Latin American women through education

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:30am

CAMPAIGN: Walden University Scholars of Change

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For more than 20 years, Linda Davis was a successful entrepreneur running a business she began in 1989. When she decided to retire, Linda thought it was going to be a life of beaches and reading, but she soon realized that that lifestyle wasn’t for her and needed something more fulfilling for her “second act.” Linda had always wanted to get her master's degree, but with her work, family, and travel schedule, it was too difficult. After receiving encouragement from a friend to pursue her master’s, Linda enrolled at Walden University and earned her M.S. in Psychology with a specialization in Organizational Psychology. Her passion is to positively impact women by coaching and developing them to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.

Going to school has provided Linda with the necessary tools to be a scholar practitioner. Giving back was also something that was very important to Linda and she found a way to not only combine her passion for helping women but to give back in a very meaningful way. In 2009, Linda opened the first of two schools in Guatemala where young women can learn and be empowered through education to make change in their community. She hopes to open additional schools in the future while also coaching women in the U.S. and Latin America.


For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. The Scholars of Change program began in 2009 when Walden invited students and alumni to help bring the university’s social change mission to life by submitting short videos demonstrating how they were applying their Walden education and experiences to effect positive social change around the globe. The videos demonstrate a learning experience that emphasizes Walden’s scholar-practitioner model, built on the belief that knowledge is most valuable when it is put to use in the interest of the greater good.

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CATEGORY: Education