Well-behaved women rarely make history. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
I love that quote, and I love that on Wednesday, March 8th, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. A day to honor the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. I can’t imagine how much gumption it took for women in the early 1900s to stand up for what they believed in and fight for better working conditions, higher pay, and voting rights.
I was raised by a strong female, so it’s no surprise that I wasn’t happy working for someone else. Nope, I wanted to own the company. I wanted to make the rules, and most of all, I wanted to employ other strong females to help me succeed in my mission to educate others.
When I began writing, I knew my protagonist would be a strong female. She may not be the smartest, the most influential, or the most athletic, but I knew she would be stronghearted, and she would have gumption.
Celebrate those women around you with an encouraging hug, an uplifting word, or a kind action. Pass the gumption baton and continue the efforts those women began over 100 years ago. #BreakTheBias #Janetleighbooks.com