Earlier this year the ladies of our team were assigned a mission: to learn about women who had made history.
In the frame of this research, we have discovered a lot of women who had already been well-known to the wider public, such as JK Rowling, Malala, Frida Kahlo, Oprah Winfrey, etc.; but we have also learned about ones we had never heard of before: Maria Teresa Filippis, the first woman to race in Formula One; Susan Kare, who developed Apple’s first graphic interface; and Alice Guy Blaché, not only the first female director but the first director in the history of film.
All our studies made us wonder: What unites all those women? What made them so special? Why were they so different?
So far, we have figured out that the one thing they had in common was the fact that they dared to dream. They didn’t listen to the opinions of those trying to demotivate them. Even though most of them lived in times when women basically didn’t have any rights, they knew they shouldn’t have given up. They didn’t listen to the first person who said they couldn’t do something. They dared to dream! They set a goal and followed through with it. And that is the reason why they became so important to the history. And the best thing is that we all have the same ability. All women have the potential to dream. We all can do whatever we dream of doing. We all can change history! Even if sometimes the greatest history being changed is our own story.
Today we would like to celebrate not only the women who changed history but also the ability that every woman has to improve what they want to improve; to change the things they believe are wrong; to transform the world – sometimes their very own world;… and the capacity to inspire and be inspired by one another!
It doesn’t matter how big your dream is, whether your goal is to lose a few pounds or to change the life of an entire country; the first step in changing the world is to change our own world and to believe that we are capable of reaching our dreams.
Women can do whatever they dream of doing! To all the dreamers around the world:
Happy Women’s Day!