By Leslie Galbreath
International Women’s Day is an opportunity for the world to celebrate women’s achievements – and our achievements are many.
There are a great many women who have achieved a great many things in history, social movements, politics, business, science, engineering, education, the arts, communications, as daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, partners, friends, and the list goes on and on. Today we celebrate them.
We will always remember the names of Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks, Elizabeth I and Indira Gandhi, Hellen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger and Marie Curie, Cleopatra and Amelia Earhart. We could never forget Elizabeth Blackwell, Harriet Tubman, Babe Zaharias, Charlotte Bronte, Clara Barton, Joan of Arc, Frida Kahlo or Mother Teresa. Margaret Thatcher, Sheryl Sandberg, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, Oprah Winfrey and Gloria Steinem have all blazed modern trails. These women are our history and the heroes who continue to inspire us today. Today, we celebrate them.
But who are the women who will inspire us tomorrow? Who will be our next heroes? What will they disrupt to give us a new and better way forward? What will they say that makes us think differently? What will they discover that changes the future? What will they believe that brings us all closer together? I’m excited to see them, to meet them, to learn from them, to know them. Today, we celebrate them.
And today at dgs, I celebrate the incredible team of women who delight me with their innovative ideas every day, move me with their compelling stories, astonish me with the beautiful art they create, humble me with their patience and fortitude, motivate me by keeping us moving forward and most of all inspire me to be a better person and hopefully a better leader. They are my heroes. Today, I celebrate them.
In the simplest terms, women make the world go round. Perhaps today, the world will notice. I hope it does.
Cheers to you Rebecca, Polly, Lisa, Betsy, Beth, Rachel and Mimi!