Happy Women's History month and kudos to all the women who are working their butts off, feeling tired, exhausted and overwhelmed. It is you who bring innovation, creativity and brilliant solutions to the workplace. You who give tirelessly so others will be safe, happy and have what they need. You make a difference and deliver tremendous impact to those you love.
I want to quickly highlight an example of women thriving, from one of my favorite viewpoints - women's running! On Feb. 29th, 2020, 465 women qualified and lined up at the start line of the US Olympic Marathon trials. This is largest number by far to compete at marathon trials in U.S. history. 243 men also qualified and lined up at the start that day, as well as the first transgender athlete. I was tearful as I watched these athletes running with their heart and soul.
I recalled the story of the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, Kathrine Switzer. She registered for the race with her initials, if she had used her first name she would not have been accepted. The marathon press truck happened to be going by when the race director realized a female was competing. It captured the director physically trying to remove Kathrine from the course. You have to watch this video!
We have certainly come a long way, and yet have so much work to do. For connection and inspiration, join our Facebook group Finish Line Euphoria