At the heart of International Women’s Day is the wise quote, “There’s a special place in heaven for women who support other women.” I’m naturally drawn to women who display a rare combination of strength and vulnerability–when such women come together, that’s where the magic happens.
The collective power of women was a lived reality while I was growing up. My mother led by example—she had a tight group of sisters who were her rallying force, they were each other’s safe harbour and they always had each other’s backs.
One of the stereotypes that women have often been reproached for is their jealousy, but my mother always asked me to compare my journey with no one else, but my own beginnings.
This simple advice has helped me navigate situations where I have felt insecure about myself or questioned my abilities. Each of us can have our own space in the sun and there is enough space for all of us.
With all the strides we are making towards gender equality, we are making space to include all of us. We need to come together to build truly diverse companies.
We are hardwired to gather, we’ve been doing this since the beginning of time.
‘To her, with love’ is a Storyboard18 special series where women in leadership tell us about the women who inspired them and led the way. A shout-out to her.
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