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My Salute to the Ladies

8 Mar

Woman and Sun

“Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” – Nancy Pelosi

Happy International Women’s Day!  I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge how far we, as a gender, have come.  Today we celebrate shattering glass ceilings, making incredible contributions, and still finding time to tuck babes into bed.  We are truly grabbing hold of our dreams and making them happen.

I see strong women who are demanding equality in the workplace, and still understand the importance of nurturing their children.  We have pushed back against the idea that you can’t be a good mom and a have a fulfilling career.  We also have trashed the idea that life doesn’t begin until you have a partner and kids.

I see women deciding their own destinies, making choices for themselves, and not being ashamed of confidence.  We are seeing more women in leadership positions, in government and cooperate settings.  Women raising children at home are starting to realize their indescribable worth and contribution to society.

The theme this year is “Make It Happen”.  In your life, what do you want to make happen?  Take a leap, or a tiny step towards your goal.  Do you want to get more education?  Do you want to start a business?  Do you want to develop your joys?  Make it happen!  Risk takes courage, but there is a huge, world-wide network of women out there rooting for you.

Although we are making huge strides for gender equality, lets remember that we have a long way to go.  We have not succeeded until every little girl has the opportunity to get an education, until child prostitution is eliminated, until every woman has the power to make her own decisions.

So, here is to us!  Kick your feet up today, have a glass of wine, and be content. We have worked hard and we can be proud of our accomplishments.  We need a bit of rest today because tomorrow we are conquering the world!

***If you are looking of ways to support other women in difficult situations take a look at The Soul Source Foundation.  This is a grassroots organization that is “working to empower disadvantaged women and children so that they might lead healthy lives and become thriving community members.”****

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