When Nada left her war-torn homeland of Iraq years ago, she never imaged her journey in the United States would be equally unsettling. For years, she lived through an emotionally and mentally debilitating personal war of domestic violence. Five years after moving to the U.S., Nada packed up her courage, with her daughter in tow. She found refuge at a women’s shelter, but what she needed the most was a chance to prove she could succeed. Through Goodwill’s Beyond Jobs program, which empowers women by connecting them to the tools they need to succeed professionally and personally, including training, financial education and one-on-one career counseling, Nada found the support she needed to start her new independent life.