We Have The Power to Change

I don’t mean change our nail polish, our clothes or change our hair color; although certainly we can and do on a regular basis.

No – I mean “change” in the bigger sense. When I look at where we have come over the last fifty years compared to the changes made in our male counterpart’s way of life – I am astonished.

Think of the life our grandmother/mother’s had growing up in the 40s or 50s; their life goals consisted of getting married and having children. Their world revolved around the man in their life – the one who provided for their food and shelter. In many cases, women didn’t even drive. Their world consisted of their neighborhood, church and their children’s school.

To quote the old Virginia Slims advertisement “we’ve come a long way baby!”  Helen Reddy said it when she sang the female anthem of 1975 – the Year of the Woman: “I am woman, hear me roar.”

I guess the point is – that individually and collectively we have the power to change our world and how we are viewed. Working women were once defined as teachers, nurses and secretaries and now business women lead companies and COUNTRIES.

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
E. B. White (1899 – 1985)

Just like the women before us, we have challenges to address. As they did not shrink from the challenges of their times, we needn’t shrink from ours. We can learn something from the women’s movement and the women who emerged, faced their challenges, and made the world better for us.  Now it’s our turn.

The best part of the Plan we operate under today is that we have the power to change it if it’s not working for us.

Still not sure that women are making a difference and have the power to change the world around us? Here is the 2010 list of top 50 women in business. Number one is the president and CEO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi – not a fluke – this is her FIFTH year on top of the list.

Not sure how you can help or where to start? Start by following and listening to the business women who are speaking out. Here are the top 100 best blogs by business women.  Are you a leader and your blog has missed the list? Share your blog information in the comments section.  Are you making a change in your world, your community, your business? Tell us about it!