Wisdom from Superwomen
History is embroidered by countless women that have paved the way for the generations preceding them. However, in 2020 we’ve witnessed a remarkable and unparalleled crescendo of female power intent on balancing the gender scale and normalizing equality for all.
Therefore, when we at TGC thought about how best to celebrate this International Women’s Day (March 8th) our united stance was to highlight and share the wisdom of five incredible women whose wisdom continues to inspire us to Live Purposefully.
The late Maya Angelou was a font of knowledge. A poet, author, memoirist and avid civil rights activist whose literature and lectures tackled a plethora of subject matter from adolescence and gender roles to confidence and self-worth. Maya Angelou was known to have more than 50 honorary degrees and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.
Ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history, this globally recognised and self-made mogul began her career as a talk show host in the late Eighties. Through integrating elements of new age literature, mindfulness and spirituality into her now-legendary talk show Ms. Winfrey broke the norm of mainstream media. Her continual support of her fellow female entrepreneurs continues to receive global acclaim.
Consistently ranked amongst the world’s 100 most powerful women, Indra Nooyi is still globally recognized at the first female CEO to helm PepsiCo and the 5th CEO in its 44-year history. The business mogul who now sits on the board of Amazon, The International Cricket Council and Schlumberger often speaks about the importance of education, leadership skills and women helping women.
Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States and the first African American first lady remains a powerful inspiration to women from all walks of life. The author of ‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ (one of her many acclaimed books) acknowledged the power of her role to fund initiatives such as Let Girls Learn; highlighting the importance of education for girls while unequivocally also being a voice for women’s rights.
While the Netflix generation may only have just developed a fondness for Ms.Fonda (courtesy of Grace & Frankie) The philanthropist and recognized activist most noticeably known for her work on advocating civil rights during the Vietnam War has been at the helm of political activism for everything from climate change to women’s rights dating back to the Sixties. In, 2020 she continues to prove that conscious choices are the key to impacting positive change through her activism-based work highlighting climate change.