March is Women's History Month and to celebrate i've done some homework on a small handful of the extraordinary women that have shaped the world we live in. The snip-its you can read below are some of the women who have inspired me in my journey and continue to do so.
Rosie the Riveter
FIRST LADY, U.S. DELEGATE TO THE UNITED NATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST
1897 - 1980
1821 - 1912
FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
Mary Kay Ash
Martha Matilda Harper
A former servant girl, she thought up retail franchising in 1891 to build her network of more than 500 hair salons, owned by women she trained. She also invented the reclining shampoo chair.
1897 - 1937
As I'm researching women in history, the information that I keep surprising myself with, is the fact that these "first's" for women took place not that long ago...and "first's" are still taking place today. (and in many parts of the world, have not even taken place yet!)
As a 25 year old, woman, college grad, entrepreneur; it never crossed my mind that "i couldn't do what i envisioned for my life" or that "i wasn't aloud to achieve a dreams or goals". So thank you women in history, you have not only created a path for women like me but you have also been an inspiration. Nobody gave them power. They just took it.