A Letter to Women Around the World

As you may or may not know, March 8th marks International Women’s Day for 2018, a day of celebrating women around the world.

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women, who have her back.” – Unknown

Today I have seen many variations of this quote, one that resonates with me a lot because without the women in my life, I would not be who I am today.

So this is a thank you letter.

Thank you to the women that fought for our right to vote.

Thank you to the women that are defying stereotypes, both cultural and gender norms.

Thank you to the women who are making and have made major strides in politics, law, science, math and business.

Thank you to the women who are speaking out and speaking up.

Personally, thank you to my sister, who has been my best friend since the day she was born.

Finally, thank you to my mom, for being my first and biggest role model. The long talks at our kitchen table that taught me more than I could ever learn in a classroom.

To all the women and girls out there; thank you so much. Without all of you, who would run the world?