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Women Putting a Crack in the Ceiling for Future President’s Days

February 16, 2015

Business advice and wisdom for women

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As this brilliant, blue cloudless sky greets me on President’s Day 2015, I flash to two memories – one recent, one six years ago and one from 1978.

The recent memory was from last night’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Celebration as the show highlighted a comedic sketch of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Palin together at a podium vying for political attention and votes.

The second image was from 1978 and the all-female slate my 3 female friends and I put together to run for our 9th grade class office. I ran for President. My friends and I were running against two all-boy slates. We thought we were pretty progressive at the time – and I think we were – although we lost to one of them.

The final image brought me to my third memory of Hillary Clinton’s speech about creating 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling after she lost the 2008 democratic run for presidency. She said in that speech, “And the light is shining through like never before, filling us with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time.”

I wonder how long it will be until President’s Day has a female image to grace the calendars, commercials and history books. It might not be too far away at the rate America is moving. Since 2008, I have witnessed more female politicians making those cracks in the ceiling and propelling themselves and women with them.

KathyHochulA perfect example of this success is New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul who won the 2014 election and will be at a special event on March 8th in Saratoga Springs. We will both be at One Woman. One World, being produced by two women entrepreneurs who bring women together from all over the state each year to celebrate this century-old holiday celebrated globally to mark the economic, political and social accomplishments of women. Women gather to acknowledge both their progress and their challenges.

I hope today’s blog post reminds you to keep the vision of a female president in your mind, heart and spirit as you go about your business dealings and personal life. Women of today have an opportunity to lift up and support female candidates and politicians. Could your daughter, granddaughter or great granddaughter be the next President because of the cracks you are making today in the glass ceiling? Could her face be the face that’s celebrated on President’s Day?

OneWomanOneWorldLogoI encourage you to learn more about the One Woman. One World Event and come meet me and New York State’s new Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. You can find out more information or make reservations at http://nycelebrateswomen.com. Come make a new crack in the ceiling with us.

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  1. February 16, 2015 3:19 pm

    I definitely see a female president in our future. The key is for all women to create a united front where we celebrate each other and our choices. There is no one path. Each of us must decide for ourselves our own vision of success. Then we must actively promote and encourage one another. Thanks for sharing this!

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    • February 16, 2015 3:23 pm

      Kimberly: Thank you for your response to this post. I am glad you agree. Women are getting there…..closer…..but still some way to go. It’s up to us to keep reminding our communities that women still need support in many areas. Tracy

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