Young Liza had succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong dream.
In 1979 Liza Donnelly joined three other women as the female force of New Yorker cartoonists;
there were more than ten times that many male cartoonists contributing to the magazine then.
Not long before that she was made aware that she was a “woman cartoonist,”
prior to that she thought of herself as an adjective-less “cartoonist.”
According to NBC News:
Then Liza began speaking to groups and found she had a talent for that,
especially in encouraging women to pursue their dreams.
All this is part of an NBCNews report/profile of Liza.