Women have been advocates for many years.  In the United States it was not until  the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 that women had the right to vote! It’s hard to imagine that we were not allowed to vote, up until 100 years ago! Women advocates organized, petitioned, and picketed to win the right to vote from the late 1800s. But it took decades to win this right. Today we take that right for granted.

This example reminded me that today, we must learn and continue to advocate for what is socially and economically the right course for ourselves, our family and our community. We are in the midst of some very challenging times with a pandemic that rules our lives; an economy that is shattered by this virus; and an unknown future both at home and abroad.

We feel that change is in our future and much of it is unknown, however, each of us can help shape that change by advocating for what we feel is right for ourselves, our family, our business and our community. Living on the sidelines may work for some, however, for many of us, we want to see a bigger, brighter future for all women. However, when we look at the data available on women’s progress since the 1920s, while it does look impressive, we still are not “equivalent” in many ways to our male colleagues, whether we measure equal pay for the same work/role; numbers of C-level women in public companies; ability to work and raise families; and the list goes on.

In my business, I advocate for all of our clients and am mindful to coach and consult our clients who are independent women, showing that they need to advocate for themselves when needed. With our Prosperity Blueprint TM process and continued conversations regarding our client’s Financial House, we do influence and inspire our clients to step into their power and take great care of themselves, whether it be Work, Wealth or Worth. We have found when our clients have a solid foundation in these three areas, their Financial House is stronger, their mindset is more positive and their future looks much brighter.

Take time to advocate for you, so you can take care of your family, your business, your community and the causes you care about deeply. This pandemic situation will pass with time and with your intentional energy, we will be a better nation, a stronger state and thriving community for it. Be kind, be safe, and be secure.