This year’s IWD theme focuses on gender balance–in all spheres of our own lives, and in society at large.
I am grateful that I can vote for our elected officials–not something my great grandmothers had access to–even if my choice doesn’t win.
I am grateful that I was able to go to college and earn my degrees, not something my grandmothers had access to.
I am grateful for my late mother who went to college, voted, had a career, and then had a family–she was an inspiration to me.
I am grateful for colleagues and friends as we try to make a difference for our present and for the next generations of women’s futures for women in STEM (science, technololgy, engineering, & math) and more.
And I am grateful for my husband who is always supportive and encouraging of me and my Women in STEM efforts–with him often getting roped in to be the photographer for our programs and events.
Some women might take their freedoms or their opportunities for granted–perhaps thinking that we have always had them, and that we always will have them.
And it’s now our turn to lend our shoulders–for the present and for the future.
P.S. And below is women’s empowerment playlist that I found on You Tube for us to enjoy: