Crystal Senter-Brown's life's purpose can be summed up in four words: Empowering Women and Children. And Crystal lives her purpose every single day, whether it is by publishing books that teach children the importance of being kind to others, leading writing workshops in the community, speaking at local schools or teaching in the Women as Empowered Leaders and Learners program at Bay Path University. She has authored 7 books to date and is currently working on her 8th. One of her novels ("The Rhythm in Blue") was turned into a feature film and won several awards at film festivals around the world. Most recently, Crystal is the recipient of the 2018 BusinessWest Difference Maker Award for her work empowering and inspiring women and young girls. Crystal is married and lives in New England with her husband, son and a hair tie-stealing dog named Venus. Crystal is also member of the Springfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.