Got Grit? That was the topic of a Sept. 26 forum hosted by the Womens Leadership Center at the University of Saint Joseph. Based on the Ted talk by Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” the conference included an interactive discussion by women leaders about building and sharing traits that are statistically proven to help individuals succeed in achieving their long term goals. Above, from left, are moderator Nancy Roath, college onsultant and founding partner, FUTURE 5; panelist Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, superintendent of Hartford Public Schools; Florence Crisp, vice president and senior legal counsel, CVS Health; Julie Daly Meehan, vice president, Investor Engagement and Retention, Metro-Hartford Alliance; and Erin McHugh Nadeau, director of Data Engineering, at The Hartford. The Womens Leadership Center provides workshops, training, and courses for women determined to further develop their talents and achieve success in their chosen field.