On March 8, International Women’s Day, we honor the women in our lives who inspire us, who shape us and who make the world a better place to live. International Women’s Day gives us all an opportunity to recognize and celebrate women everywhere—from the women in our families to the women we work with and known as friends, colleagues and neighbors. It also reminds us of the long way that women still have to go before true equality has been achieved around the world.
Who are some women you want to honor?
I would like to honor all of the amazing women in my life. My mother, my grandmothers, my cousins, and all of the women that I work with. I would also like to honor myself for being strong and fighting everyday even though it can be tough sometimes. In celebration of International Women’s Day I am gifting a personal kit from eHeyo with cards filled with affirmations for both themselves and their loved ones to make them feel loved. Click here for more information!
What qualities do they have?
Everyone has an International Women’s Day story. There are so many women who have inspired, encouraged and empowered me throughout my journey. I’m thrilled to be able to use International Women’s Day to honor these amazing women and share some of their stories with you.
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What did they do when times were tough?
This International Women’s day, we wanted to take time to recognize those women who have been such strong pillars of strength for us. When times were tough, they were the ones we could lean on and count on for support. They supported us when we needed it most, and their support made all of our relationships stronger.
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How have they inspired you?
I’m so lucky to have had amazing female role models throughout my life. I’ve been inspired by my mom, my sister, and my grandmothers who showed me how to be strong, independent, and stand up for myself. They taught me that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. From an early age, they encouraged me to take risks and follow my dreams. As a woman with many jobs – as a teacher, entrepreneur, volunteer, daughter and sister – they helped show me that you can wear many hats at once and still be successful.
I learned from them not to wait around for someone else to do things for you or expect others to solve your problems; but instead get out there and work hard on your own behalf.
Was there a time when you saw them struggle and helped them through it?
I was walking with my mom one day, and she tripped on a rock. I helped her up and noticed that she had scraped her knee pretty bad. I took her to the pharmacy, got some ointment for the wound, and bandaged it up for her so she wouldn’t have to worry about it.
Looking back, what would you tell yourself when you struggled with your own problems?
If you’re struggling, know that there is a way to get through it. There are people who care and want to help you. Reach out and find them. You are not alone.