What have women DONE?
With Women’s History Month coming up in March, it’s amazing to learn the many ways women have contributed—in such powerful ways. Sadly though, many of women’s accomplishments have gone unrecognized or were attributed to men.
Men are not totally to blame for this—a system that has been in place for
centuries, one that favors one gender and in many cases, race, has prevailed.
So, rather than fighting against an unfair and unkind system (or fighting against anything at all, really), women are choosing to replace it with something better that is inclusive, honoring and loving.
In order to look forward in time to create this new world though, let us look back to just a very few examples of the changes for the better that women have brought about:
Hatshepsut, the fifth pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, ruled for two decades during the 18th Dynasty. She is believed to be one of the most powerful women in the ancient world.
Mary Anderson invented windshield wipers for cars.
Women created disposable diapers, white-out, non-reflective glass, dishwashers, modern petroleum refining methods, and lots more.
Susan Kare developed much of the Apple Macintosh’s interface elements.
Nellie Bly traveled around the world in 72 days—and airplanes had not even been invented yet!
The top two IQ scores ever recorded
via standard testing belong to women!
When a woman follows her curiosity and passion and then takes action, our
world is made better. Women’s gifts, in service to our world, make her feel alive—and make her heart sing because she knows she is serving in her own unique way.
If a statue was created in your honor,
what would you want to be remembered for?
Thank you to all of the women who have come before us, to those who currently share their gifts and to those who will in the future.
Together, we create a new world of love, beauty, abundance and joy. This is our time.