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celebrate international women’s day

We honor women at our company!  We are in fact a collection of men and women, but mostly women — moms to be exact.  So, we balance our crazy lives with kids, spouses (some of us), friends, sports, homework, meetings, conference calls, etc.  We have a saying that our lives are “integrated,” because they have to be and because we want them to be.  No matter your gender, it’s important to celebrate all the parts of who you are.  Today, that’s what we celebrate on International Women’s Day — the women trying to live each area of their life to the fullest.  It takes courage to go for it every day.  And that’s what we try to do.

Some nuggets of inspiration:

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The question we must answer now is how do we nurture the development of the next generation of women leaders in Africa and worldwide. The answer begins with education. ... Educated children grow up to be adults who have more opportunities to work, to support their families, and to fully participate in the life of their communities.
Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
Prejudice and bigotry are brought down...by the sheer force of determination of individuals to succeed and the refusal of a human being to let prejudice define the parameters of the possible.