You areMore than Good Enough, says Gloria Rodriguez to the women who attend her empowerment seminars and workshops. It’s also the title of her first book, which tells of her own journey towards self-acceptance and fulfillment. Gloria is an inspirational coach, a writer, and a full-time tenured professor of psychology at Bronx Community College of The City University of New York. She’s been teaching at the college for the past 14 years. “I was sick and tired of hating [getting] up in the morning and [going] to a job that I disliked terribly,” she says now of her time as an account executive and merchandise manager in the fashion industry. “There was no room for individual creative expression,” she says. “The job was extremely stressful, sexist, and I often experienced the isolation of being one of few women of color in the companies where I was employed.” Yet, being a single mami, her work helped her give her daughter a good education, a stable home environment, and travel experiences. MIDLIFE AWAKENING A Brooklyn-born Puertorriqueña, Gloria, now 59, turned her life around at the age of 40, when her mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, and she realized life was too short to waste.