On the heels of February’s Black History Month, March marks the month of celebrating Women’s History and today, March 8th, as International Women’s Day. We honor the women who came before us and paved the way for what we have accomplished and for inspiring the core of who we are. For me, those women are both famous to the world and famous to my family.
My biggest influence is my mother! Ms. Ann, as we call her, is an amazing woman of class, grace, and faith. Her standard of excellence has groomed me into the woman I am today, even when I didn’t realize I was being educated.
I found myself watching and studying her every move, how she carried herself, how she spoke, how she exhibited such confidence and a no-nonsense way of being. Not only do I look like her, but I wanted to be her!
My grandmother is another famous woman of my family. As a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom, I am eternally grateful to her for modeling for me that anything is possible. While raising six children, she also worked for a family for 53 years and raised their children. Not only does she exemplify the strength and perseverance of a business women, but also the grace of a mother and wife of 67 years.
Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Ida B. Wells, and Madame C. J. Walker are just a short list of other woman who have inspired me. Each of them overcame obstacles and dreamed big dreams for themselves.
Clearly, if all of these women can reach their goals, the sky is the limit for the rest of us Women Who Rock!
Which amazing woman has inspired and paved the way for you?
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See also: Tea with First Lady Michelle Obama