Do you feel spring around the corner? We are seeing slightly longer days (although, darn, we lose an hour this weekend), flowers blooming early because of our warmer weather, and we getting closer to the time to get out and meet in smaller bubbles of friends again--our new normal is on the horizon….A time of change!
Several of our members have returned from regional conferences and they will share the value of their professional development from those three events next month. You don’t want to miss those seminar summaries! In the meantime, of course, this is Women’s History Month.
Women are finally sharing their voices—more loudly and clearer than ever! From science to politics and social justice trail blazing, to sports, arts and entertainment…many of whom are ‘firsts’. There are too many to name but do you recognize a few of these: Amelia Earhart, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Sandra Day O’Connor, Madeline Albright, Harriet Tubman, Kamala Harris, Sandra Jordan, Babe Didrikson, Jackie Joyner, Danica Patrick, Tara Vanderveer, Serena Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Oprah Winfrey, Georgia O’Keefe…and the list goes on and on.
Perhaps more importantly though, all women deserve recognition and kudos for living, surviving and thriving in their everyday lives: as mothers, wives, 9 - 5ers, entrepreneurs, sisters, aunts or working or stay at home women. We are all dreamers at some level...dreams are meant to be found, not tucked away in dreamland. None of us should undervalue ourselves or compare ourself to others…
I would like to leave you with a couple of great quotes: “don’t compare your beginning to my middle” and “stop shrinking into places you have outgrown”. And “Reimagine Your Future”, in ABWA, and in your personal and professional life!
In ABWA Friendship,
2020-2021 Pathfinder President