Today is International Women’s Day. A day to appreciate the women in your life, think about your own life as a woman and remember what has come before us. This post isn’t about social media (though I love how I see conversations everywhere I look on days like this) but about being a woman in business.
I feel very fortunate in my career. As a woman, if I had been born 50 years earlier (and I don’t even want to think about 100 years ago), I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do what I do and have done.
Instead, the amazing women who came before me paved the way so that in 2013 I don’t ever believe that my gender can hold me back from what I want.
I want to thank them
I want to thank the women who made these things possible:
I can vote.
I am not deemed my husband’s property.
I can get any kind of job that I want - even in management!
I can command respect as a professional.
I can be an entrepreneur.
So many incredible women have been my role models and helped shape my career. My mother. The incredible women I’ve worked for (almost all of my managers and directors have been women). Fellow entrepreneurs. The women in my industry I admire (Mari Smith, Gini Ditriech, Amy Porterfield). The women who have believed in my ideas and jumped into all my project ideas with both feet.
Most of all, my business partner. Karen was my business partner for a long time before we made it official. Together we’re building so many new things we can’t wait to share with you!
We’re not done though. For all the changes that have happened, women still don’t earn what men do and expectations of women’s and men’s roles are still skewed towards men. We need to keep being aware of the change that still needs to happen while appreciating what already has.
Women can do amazing things! What women have impacted your life as a career woman?