The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Rada Neal | Piano Passions

Rada Neal [nee Radmila Jandrich] began her life in a refugee camp in Germany, the 2nd daughter of two Yugoslavian refugees. Her family survived and her parents realized a dream of opportunity. Through hard work and dedication they sent all four of their daughters to college. Rada was accepted to the School of Music in Bloomington Indiana. After finishing college she taught music for three years in Merrillville Indiana. An opportunity to perform led her to a job in San Diego. She left with one suitcase. She is currently writing and recording her original piano music and has released 11 CDs.


What advice would you give your younger self?

Practice more.

What is your favorite quote?

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

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