Self empowering. Self educated. Self motivated. And, most importantly, self made. These are the qualities of today’s powerful and successful women, thanks to the path that amazing women of our past led for us.
These are just a handful of the many women that are the reason where most of us are today. They are women that rebelled, that stood up for what they believed in, that didn’t rely on anyone else but themselves for their own success. And with these women, you can’t spell out the word respect without singing R-E-S-P-E-C-T, you are able to (hopefully) prevent having a farm full of kids with a little magical pill and we don’t have to wear corsets and frills everyday and can now wear loser and more comfortable clothes. And to that, I am personally very thankful.
Without these women, we wouldn’t be able to put on a suit, go to work and kick ass. We wouldn’t be able to express our ideas and opinions, innovate and be R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ed by coworkers or employers. We wouldn’t have the powerful and successful women today to look up to.
It is so refreshing knowing that the success of these women came from their own dreams, visions and goals, and they didn’t rely on a man to get them where they are today. They started their careers early, they struggled, they went through the same grind most of are going through today, they’ve failed and they came out on top. If that doesn’t make you bust out “who runs the world, GIRLS” lyrics, I don’t know what will!
Now, to the women who led the way, thank you. To the women leading the way today, don’t stop. To the women going through the struggle, power through.
Happy International Women’s Day.
Jordan, your fellow struggler.