Honoring Women’s History Month – Part 1
“Women of every color, ethnicity, spiritual, cultural, educational and economic background throughout the world are evolving as leaders, visionaries and change agents to restore balance, peace, and justice to heal humanity and the world.”– Harriet Tubman Wright
I’m proud to come from a long lineage of powerful African and African American women trailblazers, movers, and shakers, those who have defied the odds, broken the barriers, and raised the bar of excellence in every field of endeavor! I’m not only standing on the shoulders of these women but standing shoulder to shoulder with many of them!
Africa – In antiquity: Auset, Queen Hatshesut, Queen of Sheba, Queen Nzinga to contemporary times: Wangari Mathaai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Samia Suluhu Hassan,
Sahle-Work Zewde, Winnie Mandela, Sobonfu Somé, Miriam Makeba, Lupita Nyong’o,
Activists/Freedom Fighters – Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Aileen Hernandez, Marion Wright Edelman, Shirley Chisolm, Dorothy Height, Anita Hill, Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, Sarah Webster Fabio, Ericka Huggins, Kathleen Cleaver, Betty Reid Soskin, Sybrina Fulton, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Khan Cullors, Opal Tometi…
Artists; many of whom used their artistry to promote social change – Gwendolyn Brooks, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Berniece Johnson Reagon, Whitney Houston, Katherine Dunham, Carmen de Lavallade, Judith Jamison, Ruth Beckford, Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Hattie McDaniels, Dianne Caroll, Naomi Sims, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, YeYe Luisah Teish, Whoopie Goldberg, Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Bae You-Jin…
Athletes – Wilma Rudolph, Alice Coachman, Althea Gipson, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Serena and Venus Williams, Laila Ali, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes, Naomi Osake…
To Be Continued in Part 2…
Take a moment to think about your sheroes, that is, in addition to your grandmothers, great grandmothers, or other powerful women in your family.
- What women have been the most influential role models for you?
- In what ways can you apply the lessons of their trials, tribulations and triumphs?
- What qualities do the women listed above have in common?
- Who are other African or African American women you’d add to the list?
- In what ways can you cultivate greater influence and leadership?
We can look to these women of influence, power, and leadership; revolutionary women of courage, wisdom, faith, and talent who have changed the world and are changing the world, to help fuel our own desires to BE the change we seek for ourselves and our world!
Women’s History Month
The theme for Women’s History Month 2022 is:
Learn more: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/
Activating Women’s (R)evolutionary Leadership is an upcoming class beginning Thursday, March 24 – April 28. To learn more, go to: https://thewrightresort.com/womens-revolutionary-leadership-course/
And schedule a complimentary Liberation Journey session with me at: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/TWRUM8
“The most essential and fulfilling contribution you can make is to live your purpose, share your passion and partner with like-hearted change agents to help consciously transform the world.”– Harriet Tubman Wright