March is women’s history month – a time to reflect on the progress women have made professionally and personally. It’s also a time to recognize the great trailblazers who forged a path for future generations.
But it’s important to remember that as business women today, we are opening doors in our own way for young girls who are closely watching what we do. We’re tomorrow’s history.
Recently, I received a letter from Mrs. Giglotti’s Brinker Elementary class in Plano, Texas. One of the students had read my book, The Girls’ Guide to Power and Success and wrote “The reason I think you are the greatest author of books that I have ever read is because you always write about things that you have been through. I think that the things that you do takes a lot of couradge (her spelling), including telling millions of people about your personal experiences.” The author signed the letter, “Your Biggest Fan, Bia.”
This is the best fan letter I’ve ever received. First, hats off to Mrs. Gigliotti for encouraging young girls to read a book about power and success for women. What an excellent way to show these soon to be young women that women can do anything they want to do in life.
Secondly, I’m proud of Bia for making it through a book intended for an older audience, and I’m glad my words, along with the insight of other amazing women, resonated with her. I hope she continues to read books that encourage women to be leaders and to become economically independent. It’s a message that needs to be communicated to all young girls.
For those of who have young daughters, challenge your school to include Women’s History Month as part of this month’s curriculum. The National Women’s History Project offers resources for students and teachers online.