I think women are amazing! Happy International Women’s Day! Think about it for a moment. If you are like me, you know many insanely gifted, talented, and creative women who care deeply about the well-being and thriving of all life. There are many women fitting that description so I celebrate women all over the world.
International Women’s Day acknowledges and honors women for our accomplishments and contributions on all levels and raises awareness about women’s lives and circumstances around the world. On this day, we look ahead to the opportunities that we are stepping into now and that await future generations of women.
This is our era.
There a good reason that the Dalai Lama proclaimed:
Western women will save the world.
A woman’s qualities of creativity, compassion, kindness, connection and care are not simply warm and fuzzy. They are powerful beyond measure. The woman who expresses these qualities actually hold the key to catalyzing the future of our world.
I feel so honored, inspired and grateful for the hundreds of amazing women who have crossed my path. While building my businesses, I remember so many times thinking, “Am I the only one who is going through this?” It was a woman (several women actually) who taught me how to find and trust my intuition. Several women gave me powerful messages and lessons on turning my sensitivities into strengths.
Because I am a business owner, I can appreciate how Inc Magazine reported six very important reasons women make better entrepreneurs than men:
- Women tend to be more honest about the business.
- Women are much more aware and emotionally intelligent about the human side of the business.
- Women are fairer negotiators.
- Women are better at getting to the point.
- Women appreciate the value of creativity.
- Women value relationships and well being more than the business.
Inc. also reported that these characteristics also make women better equipped for doing business in the lead to 2020. I always knew it: Women are amazing entrepreneurs 😉
On this day of global celebration, I support the elevation of women’s voices, leadership and impact across all sectors, as we work in partnership to determine our collective future and evolve our world.
GIVE ME OPPORTUNITY AND I WILL GROW WINGS
I know why the caged bird sings..
Give me opportunity and I will grow wings.
Soaring high upon my own horizon.
Expressing my spirit whenever it’s arising.
I am a Rising Woman in a Rising World.
I play my part as it turns.
Shaping and molding
Giving and holding.
I am a Rising Woman.
Still I Rise.
by Ozioma Egwuonwu
Woman, I have your back. I standing in front of you to pave the way for you. I am standing behind you because I have your back.
It has never been more important for our voice, values and vision to be fully expressed. I proclaim that I will no longer dim my light and commit like never before to fully show up and shine brightly. I will be a part of the women are amazing tribe. What about you?