Happy International Women’s Day to you!
“The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.” So let’s all chose one of the ideals to focus on. While there are many things to celebrate on this date, I focus on ‘Uplifting Women’.
I chose to celebrate the women who came before me and gave me a (gentle) push to continue reaching for the stars. I celebrate my Mom. She was the first in her family to attend and graduate from college at a time ‘when Mexican-American girls were told to go to secretarial school.’ She became a teacher and touched the lives of thousands of girls in her forty years of teaching. She has been my inspiration and I hope to touch the lives of other women and girls who cross my path.
Who gave you an extra nudge or two? What was it that helped move you along in your journey? What do you now bring to the table to continue the work that has been done?
I have chosen to work on ‘Uplifting Women’ and look for opportunities every day to share my knowledge and expertise in the arena of women’s health. I share information on the topics of well woman preventative health screenings, education, self care which includes ‘me’ time, and basic financial literacy topics.
Why do I touch on financial literacy? I do not want women to stay in toxic personal or work environments because they cannot afford to leave. I do not want them to make poor financial decisions if their partner leaves or dies because they did not acquire the knowledge they needed to access or understand their bank accounts.
Why do I touch on education? I believe that the path to a better future combines your financial literacy and a marketable skill that allows you to provide for yourself. I would love to see all who want a partner seek a partner for the love and companionship that they provide; not for the financial security they may bring.
Who do you celebrate?
What do you bring to the table?
Who will you lift up?
So Happy International Women’s Day to each of you! #ChooseToChallenge