Friday, September 23, 2016

Betterment of Women

“Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.”  Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares reminds all of us that there is an incredible power in unity. Last night was the new annual event put on by the Girl Scouts. It was an incredible honor to be recognized by such a fantastic organization. Every female has to celebrate what unique quality that she brings to society. Females must stand by each other and support one another throughout all of the difficulties of life. We as women have come quite a long way that women now have all of the same rights as men. Women deal with childbirth which is certainly a large stressor on the body and in life but they are now respected as intellectually the equal to their male counterparts. Women can band together and help one another. They almost have to in order to continue progressing forward in society. Last night I was at the Phenomenal Woman Under 40 event where I was distinguished by the Girl Scouts. A former professor of mine from college attended with his wife. It meant so much to me that he and his wife traveled down to the event which was far from his house. He is still a professor and it was a school night, yet it still meant enough to him to be there. I felt empowered that every person in the room was there to celebrate all of us honorees who are working to make the world a better place for all; especially women. Hopefully we can help to make the environment give even more opportunities to women. I attempted to share what greatly helped me along the way. My bosses were present as well as some of my family and I know that they are proud of what I was honored for. Sometimes I think that people get too distracted away from the things that help to make the world full of better people. I learned much from being in the presence of the other honorees last night. Each honoree brought something else to the table and each was honored for what they do. Every person there stood for things that the Girl Scouts try to instill within their members. The people in attendance at the dinner paid to support the cause and thus support the betterment of young girls in society. Large goals are accomplished when they are taken on by many fronts. The betterment and equality of women has come a very long way over the years but there is still a long way to go. With the possibility of women officials in government it is very clear to see just how far the country has come in its view of the gender. I am hopeful that you will all support the cause for the betterment of women.

I thank you very much for reading.

~Noelle

Monday, September 12, 2016

Being a Role Model

“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating...too often people  neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.” -John Wooden

John Wooden reminds us of the importance of role models. Mothers and fathers alike have to assume their role as being a leader and a stand out citizen to those that follow in their footsteps. Each citizen should assume that the younger generation is following them. There are many responsibilities in this life but few that are more important than encouraging the younger generation. I am honored and incredibly proud that I was chosen as a role model by the Girl Scouts. I am hopeful that I will continue to do my part as a stand out female under the age of 40. It brings great joy to my heart to know that there are young women who have yet to decipher their career paths that will look towards me and the other honorees as inspiration as they attempt to find their way. My entire life I have spoken the truth I continue to do so and I do not shy from topics that are difficult to speak of. Certainly the difficulties that we all face as women and people are not often popular to be spoken of; yet I feel that young women who do are heard loud and clear. It is my hope that every person does their duty and seeks to educate those who are younger than them. Every person in society should evaluate who and what they are and seek to help those that are following in their shoes. I feel that this world would be a far better place if every person took ownership over their role and responsibility to mentor others society who fall much more easily into order. I encourage everyone to step into his/her role as a leader to someone less experienced. I will gladly respond to any questions or responses that you may have. I am preparing for an awards dinner where I am being nominated as a “Phenomenal woman under the age of 40”. I feel as though those that have been injured look to me far more than others; regardless I am honored and am enthusiastic to help all those who are younger than I because I realize how difficult it is to make a career pathway yourself. I think that everything in this world is easier with assistance.

~Noelle