As we close out March 2022 we reflect upon the women in our lives– our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, wives, colleagues – and the nuanced roles they play in our lives. It is so important to recognize and honor all these women as they make us who we are, guide us through our lives, and help to shape our future.
And the impact of women does not only affect our small empatiX family, but the power of women is far reaching. Just a few of my favorite female-focused stats include:
· There are 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the US (including empatiX!)
· There are 114% more female entrepreneurs in the US today than 20 years ago
· Total global income of women will grow from $13 trillion to $18 trillion in the next 5 years
There are so many amazing women that I have known and have the joy of interacting with every day. It is so inspiring to learn from their experiences, strength, and wisdom.
For Women’s History Month I need to give a special shoutout to my awe-inspiring grandmother, Lois. My grandmother is a special breed – having lived through a World War, recessions, and times of true uncertainty she embodies grit at levels that are truly unseen. Lois forges on at 90 years young today and is still active with her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and great-great grandkids (!).
One of the favorite things my grandmother taught me was to park in the very last spot of a parking lot so you can always get a little stroll in. 😊 My grandmother also taught me that nothing is impossible, we are all capable of getting so much done, just put your head down and make it happen! She has shaped so many parts of my life and personality, and I appreciate her every day for what she continues to teach me.
Even though March is closing out I implore everyone to think of the special women in their lives and thank them for all that they have done!