While we at Digital Link believe every day should celebrate the accomplishments of women, we are excited to have International Women’s Day, which is a day dedicated to lifting females up. Our team is comprised of many strong and accomplished women: Web Manager Bree, Office Manager/Lead Designer Amanda, and Communications Coordinators Kristi and me, Alyce. All bring unique skills, expertise, and talent to our Digital Link team. It means a great deal to work with this dynamic team of women, as well as the men who support and encourage our roles, ideas, and leadership.
On a personal note, I have had the great blessing of being surrounded by strong women throughout my life. This is something I don’t take for granted, and as I raise my own two daughters, I am grateful to have had, and continue to have, amazing women help lead me on my journey. My mom has always been an unwavering pillar of love and support. I wouldn’t be the woman, person, or mother I am today without her guidance and strength. And then there is Miss Hart, my amazing fourth grade teacher (fitting for how incredible her heart was). It was at this young age when I began to experience severe anxiety to the point that I couldn’t go to school. My mom and Miss Hart worked together, and, with their support, I was able to return to school.
My sister, who is six years older than me, has always been my greatest cheer leader (even though she wasn’t sure about me at first!) and is amazing at her career, a wonderful mom, and the best sister I could have asked for. In my years at Digital Link, I have had the opportunity to work alongside fantastic women and with a team that supports diversity, differences, and inclusiveness.
So today, as we celebrate women, I thought it would be fitting to share some of my favourite quotes from some amazing women.
I hope these will leave you feeling uplifted, inspired, and empowered.
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”-Tina Fey
“If you’re creating anything at all, it’s really dangerous to care about what people think.”-Kristen Wiig
“Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”-Michelle Obama
“Let me take a minute to say that I love bossy women. Some people hate the word, and I understand how “bossy” can seem like a shitty way to describe a woman with a determined point of view, but for me, a bossy woman is someone to search out and celebrate. A bossy woman is someone who cares and commits and is a natural leader.-Amy Poehler
“Don’t let anyone steal ya joy! There’s always someone miserable trying to bring you down … you just wish them well & proceed on enjoying your life.”-Missy Elliott
“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.”– Julia Child
“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”-Jennifer Lopez
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”-Brene Brown
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”– Maya Angelou
Happy International Women’s Day! Make sure to celebrate all the amazing women in your life today (and everyday!).