Updated: Feb 25
With the recent press and new position of the first black woman Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris many people will be questioning why has it taken so long? We live in the year 2021 should this not be a normality. Why can’t women make choices to have a family, but also a career in business?
Growing up my mother did not have the opportunities that we have today, being a housewife was considered the role of the wife and a woman. Today in some cultures this sadly is still the case for many women. This is totally acceptable and beautiful but women, I believe can also do much more if they wish too. The choice should be theirs to make.
Regardless of religion, ethnic origin, or age. Women have a place in business and like our male friends have the capability of greatness. When you judge a person by their potential and not by their gender or colour you open opportunity. Opportunity to have a woman stand beside you. A woman who can be both fearless and tender at the same time. Who is emphatic and will listen, I mean really listen? After all a woman’s instinct is to care. So, what better leaders than to have someone who really cares.
I have met many passionate and dedicated women who choose to work in business, to serve others. They are natural leaders, hardworking, focused, decisive and driven but most of all they amplify kindness and respect. Respect for the person beside them, above them and below them. For they understand the role of the leader is not about themselves but to empower others. It is about your people, your guest, your consumer. Your wants and needs are their priority, similar traits of a mother.
“No one has ever become poor by giving” Anne Frank
So, although it has taken until 2021 for history to be made, there also lays an opportunity. An opportunity for the President to have a woman stand beside him and with opportunity there is the potential for greatness. When you see beyond gender and colour you see a human. A human who can lead with spirit, dignity, and fight for those who do not have a voice.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King
All it takes is for our eyes to see, feel and respect each other as humans with the opportunity of potential. For women aspire, they have vision and they also have a dream.