By Samantha McKenzie
It’s a great time to be a woman. The political climate in America is peaking and the news is filled with the greatness of First Lady Michelle Obama and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. There’s talk about wage equality and shattering glass ceilings. There are mothers, who through tragic loss and tragedy, have become community activists and public speakers.
There’s the 22 female CEOs who run Fortune 500 companies. And the 22 presidents and prime ministers who are running countries. There’s 190 women who made the Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires. And there’s also a surge in female entrepreneurs who now make up 36% of U.S. businesses. The lists are all growing and so are we.
There are countless examples, near and far, of women who are moving the needle in their respective lives, in communities and on larger platforms. We are climbing the ladder in major industries, like health, education, business and science and have redefined our power.
There’s a new narrative, and a new script and we are writing it this time. What’s your contribution? Make a list of the things you are doing to make a difference. No matter how small you may think it is, it’s a good exercise in congratulating your accomplishments.
Are you speaking at a local church event?
Did you finally grow that herb garden?
Have you decided to write that book?
Is this the year that you start your business?
Are you the person people call on when they need good advice?
It’s a great time to get involved in the one thing that interest you. It’s the perfect time to fine tune your expertise.
It’s your time. Women, it’s our time to shine.