We could not let February pass us by without acknowledging Black History Month. On this last Wednesday of the month, we would like to pay homage to WOWomen: past, present and future.
First, we must pay our respects to those women who have made it possible for many of the privileges we have today:
- Madam CJ Walker, who was an entrepreneur and became the first self-made female millionaire.
- The founders of African American Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, trailblazing organizations that continue to affect the lives of millions of women around the world.
Next, we must acknowledge those still paving the way for us:
- Oprah, whose influence is immeasurable.
- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, a dynamic duo who has been a stellar example for our generation, all races alike.
On this journey we have had the privilege of meeting and working with some amazing women who will certainly be recognized in the future for the history they are making today:
- Sil Lai Abrams, a woman who has transformed her own experiences with domestic abuse into a powerful campaign to save other women in similar situations
- Leah Smith, a young woman who at the beginning of her journey has already made a name for herself through her music. We invite you to get to know her better in our next issue.
We know that this is not even the tip of the iceberg. We'd love to hear from you. Which women throughout history have inspired you most?
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