I’m proud to be a woman. I’m proud to see how far women have come throughout history. Most importantly, I’m proud of the history women have made, the standards they have set, and the notion that has inspired many across the globe that if a woman no matter what age, believes that she can do it, then she will!
Women’s roles in the workplace have changed drastically from working jobs from the home, to stay-at-home mothers with children holding down the fort while their men go off to war or working 12+ hours a day to holding prestigious positions across the globe. Women have repositioned themselves to be seen and heard; an idea that has taken decades to push past. There are no limits to what women at work can do. Women can now serve in the military, hold high-ranking loci in the workplace, become CEOs, serve in government, become prime ministers and leaders, and can voice their opinions worldwide without the fear of persecution.
In May 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Hispanic justice and third woman to hold a position in the U.S. Supreme Court. Condoleezza Rice was the first African-American female Secretary of State during George W. Bush’s administration; and in case you missed it, Hillary Clinton has become the first female to hold a major position in a political party for the presidential seat. Women now have the choice to be who they want to be, work where they want to work and do what they want to do. After 96 years since women gained the right to vote, progress is still being made! It’s always been said that a woman’s work is never done and this is a testament to that.
In the 21st century little girls have only seen the great things women have done and have to look in the history books to see how much women at work have done to get to this point so that every little girl may dream big.