Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. Margaret Sanger
This is certainly the most challenging article I have ever attempted to write. In Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
So here is my dangerous opportunity!
What do I think of women?
Well, first of all I am an unabashed and an enthusiastic fan. And not for the reason some may assume.
Many of my early historical hero’s were women; many great writers including the poet Christina Rossetti and environmentalist Rachel Carson; some of the best managers I ever worked for and learned so much from; several influential teachers; my grandmother in England, who worked as a welder in the shipyards during the war; my grandmother in Ireland, who gave her life for the ‘cause’ in Dublin; my mother, who was a dynamic leader in every sense of the word and finally, meeting the irresistible force of the Iron Lady, Maggie Thatcher.
In essence, I do not believe men are better than women or women are better than men. I think each has great strengths, extraordinary potential and compelling skills, which are complimentary and synergistically important to one another.
However, if either side becomes dominant, we lose balance, we lose perspective, we lose possibility, we lose compassion and we lose diversity.
We are all driven by beliefs and behaviors, which can stimulate our success but also seriously inhibit our potential.
I am often surprised by women denying their greatness by playing small; I am surprised they buy into impossible and unnatural commercial beauty standards; I am surprised they limit their success by disguising their talent and ability; I am surprised they are not impressed by their extraordinary achievements and live accordingly; I am surprised they don’t play to their strengths in the Commercial and Political arenas, were we are losing integrity and ethical standards; and I am surprised they are not happier, as they are the architects of joy, happiness and possibility for our all of us.
I am fortunate to be married to an extraordinary woman, Karen and to work with another impressive woman’s leader, Sierra J. Sullivan.
Sierra J. Sullivan has been gathering, energizing and inspiring women for as long as she can remember. She organized and led the highly successful Woman’s Fest in Saratoga Springs in 2010, in celebration of the centennial of International Woman’s Day.
She has created an extraordinary two and a half day ‘live experience’ for women, called Fun, Fabulous & Feminine, to be held at the Life Stylized Center, at 444 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Friday through Sunday, March 23-25th.
To get more information click on the link below…
As there are only 20 reservations available, you may wish to register immediately. Please click on the link below.
What will happen at this extraordinary live experience?
You will meet and mix with extraordinary women, you will get your skip back, you will positively transform your relationship with yourself, and you will have a lot of fun!