Day 7: Lifetherapy Celebrates Women in March 2016
As we wind down our empowering women series, we want to thank you for tracking with us. You are the pioneers we admire! Before we talk about our next way to empower women, let’s recap:
- Make a decision to be a source of hope
- Mentor and support other women
- Share your experiences
- Keep growing
- Make plans to celebrate on Tuesday, March 8th
- Partner with change agents
Women rock! We know that. You know that. Men even know that. And still women do not have parity in the world today. While far from okay, we march forward celebrating the women who have shattered that glass ceiling. But first, a history lesson… no groans, just read.
The 4-minute Mile
For most of mankind’s existence, most believed it was not only dangerous but impossible for the human body to run a 4-minute mile. Then in the 1940’s, the mile record was pushed to 4:01, but still it was believed the human body had reached its limits. Enter an innovative thinker. We like those kind of people!
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute barrier, running the mile in 3:59:4. Within the next year, someone else had done the same. Slowly, more and more were added to this list. Today strong high-schoolers can routinely run a 4-minute mile.
The point: once the record had been broken, the world saw that it could be done. And what was once thought impossible became routine. So yes, women don’t have parity now… but that is always subject to change because of those women who have shown us that it can be done!
Honor the Women Barrier Breakers and the Progress They've Made Possible
FORBES recently came out with their 2016 definitive ranking of the most powerful women in the world. The women on the list are extraordinary entrepreneurs and visionary CEOS, celebrity role models and billionaire activists, foremost heads of state and pioneer philanthropists who are transforming the world. We encourage you to check out the list and let yourself dream of your sisters, friends, daughters, moms, colleagues being added to the list.
It’s an impressive list, for sure. And you know what? You belong there, too. While you may never attain the media presence or bank accounts of some of those women, your everyday impact is no less important. Every time you did any of the things we’ve been talking about to empower another woman, you made our Lifetherapy list.
It won’t be published any time soon, but real change agents rarely need the recognition. They are driven to make a difference. That’s why we love you and honor you with a standing ovation today!
p.s. choose your MOOD!