Today is a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also supports taking action against gender inequality around the world. Organizations large and small come together to show women just how valuable they are in today’s society. Many areas have festivities planned so check out your local listings.

This week Rosalind Walter died at the age of 94.. She was the inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter" which was about civilian women being employed during WWII in the war industry. Hired for the night shift she was employed as a riveter on Corsair fighter planes. She broke records for speed on the production line, advocating for equal pay for her female co-workers. Later in life she was an American philanthropist and humanities advocate who was best known for her late 20th and early 21st century support for public television programming across the United States. She also contributed to the improvement of educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and the protection of wildlife and open space areas What an interesting life she led.

In honor of International Women’s Day I would like to recommend a book that I mentioned on Instagram recently – #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso. If you haven’t read it yet you might find it an interesting read. It's not perfect and there is a lot of controversy about whether it is too simplistic or not. However, I'm not always in the mood for a Business college textbook on entrepreneurial ideas, so I enjoyed it.

She shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. To say that she started out her life in a very precarious place is to put it mildly. However, she ended up being the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. She states that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut. The fact that she did it using her own intuition is amazing.

Have you read any books recently that have gotten you motivated? If so please share them with me.

To learn more about this special day, you can check out the following link:

Sources: Goodreads and Wikipedia

Laura Flynn, Real Estate Broker

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Downers Grove, IL

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