Today is International Women's Day. First, in the midst of the pandemic, we remember with gratitude and love the women who we've lost over the past year.
Next, we celebrate & acknowledge that the biggest movements in recent history have been led by women. Before the BLM movement (which is women led), the biggest protest movement in our country's history was the women's marches of 2017. Women were instrumental in achieving marriage equality. Edith Windsor, the "Windsor" in United States v. Windsor, led the fight that paved the way for federal recognition of same-sex marriage. It's easy to imagine that as one of the first female senior programmers at IBM, Ms. Windsor, born in 1929, was accustomed to swimming against a wave of challenge and still rising. In 2016, ~3 million more people voted for a woman for president than the 2nd highest vote getter.
At the moment, Chicago is led by a Black woman. Boston's next mayor will likely be a woman of color. Our Vice-President is a Black Asian woman. These are big strides by bold women who are creating the leadership that we want, one that reflects who we are. These are some reasons to celebrate but there is still much more to be done.
Finally, us, the Heartbreaker team, we are mostly women (~68%). Women who lead by example, lead with compassion & camaraderie, lead in science, design, art, finance, medicine, marketing, politics, and education. It is with gratitude & pride that we serve this dynamic group of people. Cheers and thank you to our Heartbreaker women for making the team (and the world) what it is.