BY KATHY TURLEYCENTENNIAL CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
Which one are you? Let’s explore, shall we? Since the beginning of time women have had an exceptional gift of influence, leadership and compassion. Born with an innate, intuitive sense and a nurturing spirit has afforded them opportunities for self determination as well as leading the way for cultural change. Women have the unique advantage of accessing a graceful and thoughtful demeanor when advancing an issue or idea forward. Many women, like Harriett Tubman and Margaret Thatcher have been and are today social change agents whether in their community or in their home mentoring their daughters and grand daughters. While acknowledging those historical women, it’s only been in the last 50 years that we’ve seen the advancement of women in powerful positions. Whether from oppression, societies dictates or personal passion, history has laid a path for women to excel and be “the women that they were meant to be.”
The woman in power. How does she get there? How does she navigate the systems and networks to reach her goal? How does she win the race? How does she treat others? How does she maintain her God given principles and core values? How does she treat others? Is she ego driven, blinded from kindness, patience, peace and dignity? The woman in power.
A powerful woman. A powerful woman has no need for ego or proof. Her validation is confidence, elegant stature and many “thank you’s” along the way. Grace surrounds her, exudes from her and engages those on her journey. Her agenda is pure with integrity and substance with the sole purpose for a greater cause. A powerful woman!
Like the caterpillar who climbs the mountain, kicking off others along the path only to find that by dropping off and becoming a butterfly is true liberation and personal power.
Ideally, a woman SHOULD cross over both spectrums. We are at a place in history where we CAN!
Woman, Wise & Whole – Which one are you?
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