Arlene Blake is the founder and Executive Director of Women on the Rise. This organization helps women to strive for excellence. Women On The Rise was formed with the purpose of providing educational and motivational events for women, with a focus on our four pillars: women’s financial literacy, career development, entrepreneurship, and personal wellness. During our interview, I asked what she is most grateful for. Her response is a sobering reminder to be grateful for life. She "watched life exit from a person and their fight for life. and realised how much she appreciates every single breath."