Today is International Women’s Day and according to their website, the theme for 2021 is “Choose to Challenge.” The International Women’s Day website says, “A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge.” We, at The Miner Agency, value the importance of lifting all women up, helping one another grow, and challenging ourselves and each other to be the best we can be. In celebration of today and Women’s History Month, we wanted to tell you what we value about working for a woman-owned company and being a working woman.
“International Women’s Day is a very special day for me – it’s important to remember all the women who paved the way for us to work, vote, and have equal rights to men. This speaks to me even more so because I am a child of an immigrant parent. My mother came to this country and worked hard to be the successful person she is today! All of the women in my family are an inspiration to me and I continue to work hard to emulate their incredible qualities. They remind me that there are no limits to what I can do. As a working woman working for a woman-owned business, I find it even more empowering to push forward, surpass all societal limitations, and create a legacy for this organization.”
“International Women’s Day has hit me differently since having my daughter. Before, it was just another day that meant something to me but in a superficial kind of way. Now, it is all about celebrating and showing my daughter the wonderful women in history who has paved a path for her to be anything she wants in this world!
Working for The Miner Agency means working for a woman-owned business! For the last few years, my little family and I have made a concerted effort to support local and businesses that aligned with our values and who we think help make a difference in the world. Working for a woman-owned business is the culmination of support and difference making that I have strived for. In a world where women were historically looked down upon, working for a business that is woman-ran shows the progress of our society and gives me a sense of pride that I can work for and alongside incredible women!
It also gives me a sense of pride that I can show my daughter that actions have an impact. We tell her “empowered women empower women” because we want her to know that we are all on the same team! So from our feminist household to yours, happy International Women’s Day!”
“International Women’s Day has grown increasingly meaningful and important to me every year since I entered the workforce after college. I’ve always valued the importance of standing up for fairness and equality for women and the power of using my voice, but entering the workforce and gaining female colleagues I looked up to who then became mentors to me changed the game. I watched the things they did to be successful and asked questions every chance I got and still seek their advice to this day. I want to become one of the women I admire who seeks to help and teach when in a position of power and is never afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
I am thankful to work for Chrissy for many reasons. Working for a woman who took a chance on herself and started her own company is inspiring to me, but she also hired a staff of amazing, inspiring, capable women to work alongside her.
This year’s theme speaks to me, because I feel like we can all do more to lift up the women around us and use our voice to enact change for working women everywhere.”
On International Women’s Day and throughout the entirety of Women’s History Month, you can help by supporting female-owned businesses both small and large, donate to female-centric charities, or do what you can to become more aware of the inequalities women face in today’s society. Whether they work from home, work outside of the home, or are working hard to take care of their family, tell the women in your life this month how they inspire you.