This is not just a post about women, so if you’re a man, don’t be put off! I have a lot of wonderful men in my life. I have 3 wonderful brothers; all unique in their talents and I am equally proud of all 3 of them, even if my OCD tendencies (and their lack of them) create clashes at times. I also have a wonderful Father; words literally do not come close to expressing my admiration and love for him. I have a great set of male friends, colleagues and associates. Men have always been and will continue to be important in my life. I like their frankness, humour, banter about sport and current affairs and general sentiment. In fact, I have always got on well with men, often, better than I have with women, but that is subject matter for another blog post.
This post is, as the title suggests, about women. Wonderful Women. I know so many of them and want to find a way to celebrate them and connect them. I believe that women are at their most powerful and influential when they are collaborating together around stuff that they feel passionate about. I use the word ‘stuff’ deliberately, because women can be passionate about all manner of stuff; be it cooking, knitting, shopping, business, politics, investing, music, sex and the city, Strictly etc.
I love women that love women! Women in my opinion are the biggest advocates of women. It pains me when I meet women that go out of their way to obstruct other women. It literally pains me! I mean I feel hurt by it. I don’t understand it. I have never been someone to feel jealous, and when I see jealousy at play, especially within a female to female context, it always sits uncomfortably with me; whether it is directed at me or at others. I see no need for it. Ever.
That’s why this post is entitled “Wonderful Women”. I’m losing count of the amount of Wonderful Women that I have met. Women who are business leaders, mothers, business leaders and mothers, script writers, songwriters, entrepreneurs, artists. And as I was catching up with one of these wonderful women this evening, we spoke about what we could do to bring these amazing women that we both know, together, and we came up with a few cool ideas:
- One idea inspired me to write this blog post and to seek opinion from you, so please leave your comments below
- One was to create a small (to start with) social network for Wonderful Women to meet on and share ideas
- Another way was to create physical events to further develop the network
Women are inherently social, much more so than men (fact!), so let’s all get together and celebrate and share the wonderful things that we have accomplished and can do together
Yes, Women have achieved a lot in the last 50 years, but we can achieve so much more. I, for one, do not want my daughter/s to be talking about the glass ceiling. Instead, I want her to be saying, “What ceiling?” If you believe in my vision, and believe that women are indeed wonderful, keep in touch with me, as I have something brewing that I think you might like. Something that might just burst that ceiling, once and for all and something that just celebrates women for being just wonderful! www.wearewonderfulwomen.com