Google initiated the #OneDayIWill campaign to share what women around want to achieve. From the personal to the global- achieving your dreams is possible! I remember when I thought, one day I will start a STEM/diversity/style blog and then one day I did! If it helps just one person, I am happy. Maybe it will help millions someday, on women's day and every day, I am reminded that no dream is too big and no pursuit to small!
It celebrates success, offers great advice, and highlights achievements that everyone, no matter their background, can benefit from. For example, I just used Task Rabbit and found it very easy, helpful, and cost effective for some help I needed. I will be using it again for sure!
Based on some of the article comments I read, there is still fear and misunderstanding with regard to diversity. I think Archbishop Desmond Tutu had it right when he stated, "to be pro Black is not to be Anti White". To be pro women, LGBT, or any other category typically in the margins does not mean you hate all others, I believe it means that by focusing on those who haven't had the same level of rights or opportunities you work to make that happen.
All people benefit when dignity and worth become the norm for all, not just a select few.
I leave with a quote I liked from the article, a great reminder that difference can be celebrated not just tolerated!
I hope you are having a nice day. I am traveling and read this great article I had to share with you. It talked about women in sports, not as athletes but as coaches, managers, and other roles not previously held by women. It is exciting that the world is opening up and realizing women have talents and perspectives to offer, seen in the quote below.
The article from the airplane magazine also spoke of being open, following your passion, and knowing that one day- it will be normal for all people to go after all careers and it won't be the big deal it currently is right now (see the paragraph I photographed below).
Until that day, I will continue to share stories, promote women and diversity, and advocate for inclusion and celebration of hard earned accomplishments. I feel in some small way, the success of any women is the success of all women, and I am grateful to be a part of it!
Here is wishing you success however you define it!
It is important to recognize that much progress has been made toward equality and much progress still needs to be made. We will not prosper if we exclude others. We must do our part to help people who are not like ourselves, to peacefully advocate for inclusion, to rethink the table at which we sit and look around at the people sitting there. No one is excluded from these responsibilities. They are challenging but exciting. It is my experience that in connecting with our commonalities we can explore and celebrate our differences and diversity. These differences matter because they are sparks for creativity, innovation, and the flames of our future. I am grateful for Martin Luther King Jr and everything he did for humanity. I will leave you with his words and hope you celebrated not with a day off but with a day of service to others.