THIS MONTH we stress that the fight for EQUALITY continues. The fight for a better future for women existing and women to come, a future where women can reach pay parity, be free of sexual harassment, discrimination, domestic violence and much more. During International Women’s month, join us in saluting women in your life………If you are woman give yourself a hand (treat yourself) for all that you do to keep your sphere of influence together. The following are three women who blazed the trail as women of purpose and no doubt, standing out as examples of greatness to all of us.
Marie Curiewho “won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and in Chemistry in 1911, making her the first woman to ever win the prize and the first person to win it twice. In 2020, worldwide search interest for “women in science” hit a 10-year high as women scientists dominated in fields that had historically excluded them.“
Madam C. J. Walker, was born Sarah Breedlove, is “one of the first women in the world to earn more than $1 million through the business she founded in 1910, the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Not only did Walker overcome sexist ideas when she built her business, she also battled racial discrimination and played a key role in the movement to end racism, colonialism, and imperialism, setting an example for the many women of today who are fighting the same battles.”
Junko Tabei was a “Japanese mountaineer, an author, and a teacher. In 1975, she became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and before her death in 2016, she also became the first woman to ascend the Seven Summits, the highest peak on every continent. Today’s women athletes continue to break new ground, raising the bar for women and men alike.”
All of the highlights above were provide by Google and their efforts to celebrate women all month long. Thanks to Google and other supporters who recognize the importance of empowering women. I have also included links below for women looking to start businesses, or looking to partner with community serve organizations…….. This year, #ChoosetoChallenge is the theme for International women’s day/month, with a call to action for us to all step up and challenge inequity.