Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the critical progress made toward advancing women to expanding their access to education, health care, and jobs. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
My mission for launching H-A-L-E.com, has always been to inspire women (especially in the creative world). This past year, the topic of women's rights have been at the forefront which has created new conversations on equality across the country. Such discussions only accelerated my passion to bring a spotlight to the women in my industry. So, today and everyday I reflect on the progress made, and celebrate all the acts of courage by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history or this country.
With that said, I would like to take this moment to send my gratitude to the smart, talented, and strong women on my team. Their handwork and creativity is deeply appreciated.
I close this post with a few pictures from this afternoon along with a handful of inspirational quotes that I hope brings some light to your day. Let us continue to lift each other up!
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
― Nora Ephron
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall
"Excellence is the result of CARING more than others think is wise, RISKING more than others think is safe, DREAMING more than others think is practical, and EXPECTING more than others think is possible." - Unknown
"You don't have to say anything to the haters. You don't have to acknowledge them at all. You just wake up every morning and be the best you can be. And that tends to shut them up." - Michelle Obama
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” — Diane Mariechild
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass." — Maya Angelou