Writing to you on the topic of Confidence during this very special week of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day has made me think of how the meaning of the work confidence has changed over the years for women. When we go back to what confidence would have meant to our sisters (the Suffragettes) who were paving the way for our vote and freedom of voice – they had little confidence in their ability to be heard or taken seriously in a system that saw them as invisible.
Today we are not invisible. Today we have 85% of the purchasing power in the US and we make up over 52% of the small businesses and are heads of household in 51% of the American households. Today in Egypt and One Million Women March is scheduled to take place. Reem Shahin, a member of the Million Woman March movement says, “We are not convinced by the amendments of the constitution as they don’t give women the right to run for presidential elections, and there are still no equal rights”. This quote amazes me as we are now beginning to see many issues that our women faced in the 1920’s become prevalent issues to our sisters in the Middle East. I wish them well.
Tomorrow we will be celebrating International Women’s Day with our friends at the Global Dialogue Center. We at The Essential Feminine™ Company strongly believe that it is when we ourselves and our sisters allow confidence to develop in all areas of our lives, we will reach freedom. Confidence is a birthright built on our ability to voice what we feel and our ability to express our inner wisdom and knowledge. Please join Debbe Kennedy and me along with other wonderful hosts and facilitators in conversation with Frances Hesselbein as we discuss “LEADERSHIP by Example 2011 | WOMEN in the Lead: Our Significant Roles as WOMEN in a Global Economy” https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/0000011799/Registration.aspx?pageName=pb23p9cvqs97g2lh or go to http://tinyurl.com/2a99638 |
Also join us at The Essential Feminine Living Room, March 23rd 12 – 1:15 PM PDST for our complimentary webinar/teleseminar exploring “ Awakening To Powerful Feminine Confidence: Designing A Life of Optimum Success”. The Living Room is a conversation and networking opportunity that brings women together world-wide. REGISTER NOW…https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/411759432
Maureen J. Simon
Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine Company™