Persistence Pays Off: Know More About The Women Who Prove That It Really Happen
March is the month of women appreciation, a month were all women across the globe are celebrating their day and yes, we are referring to the International Women’s Day who has just passed by. For the information of many, most especially those who really are not familiar with International Women’s Day and are wondering why such a day is intended for them, well, International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women, every single women out there, coming from various places, in every corner of the earth. Regardless of your color, your size, your shape, your background, your religion and even your race, regardless of who you are or where you from, as long as you’re a woman, this day is for you. International Women’s Day exist not just to give women a day to celebrate their womanhood but also, this day exist so that all the achievements that they got and all the struggles they have surpassed and still battling with will be identified, not to mention the fact that such day also highlights the gender gap both in perception and equality hence, this day holds great meaning and importance to all women across the globe.
Yes, it is true that there has been great progress when it comes to women empowerment over the last few years however, we still cannot deny the fact that such progress is still not where it should be. There are still cases of women being massively underrepresented at board level, instances when they are getting paid eighteen percent less on the average and also, they are still getting disproportionately overlooked with regards to promotion, regardless of whether it is consciously done or not.
But, this kind of situation is possible to be changed, to be broken and we want all the women across the globe to stand up and held their heads up high, to not be afraid and just think of themselves as mere “women” since it is now possible for them to go from rags to riches, albeit the many challenges along the way. With persistence, anything can be made possible and you have to believe in that. For that reason, we hope that the women we will be introducing to you in this article will inspire you and motivate you to be the best woman you can be as they themselves made it possible to break the high glass ceiling, proving that with persistence, anything is possible.
We will first introduce to you Baroness Michelle Mone, the co-founder and CEO of Ultimo and is also a parliamentarian, aspects that made her famous and popular all over the world. Although Baroness Mone has the title baroness on her name, she is not some kind of a royalty when she was born as she came from a poor family, growing up in a single bedroom flat and not money at all. At a very young age, baroness Mone already started working to make money for her family and when her father became sick, she was forced to leave school to support her family. Her life was full of downs when the tide changes and lifted her up to where she is right now.
When she started a business, it was actually not easy for her but with determination, hard work, persistence and perseverance, she reached the place where she belongs to be. Nowadays, Ultimo, the company she started, is now considered as one of the most popular lingerie company there is.
We know that many of you are familiar with J.K. Rowling through her well-loved book, Harry Potter but perhaps none of you know that she started from the lowest of the low as she was once a poor, single mother, separated from her husband and had to survive through the small welfare check she received every week. When she finally wrote Harry Potter, she also faced a battle for her first book as it was passed on by twelve publishers before it became an international sensation that it is right now.