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Working Hard to Earn An Equal Living

February 4, 2016

Business inspiration for women entrepreneurs

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The quiet afternoon offered me an opportunity to depart from the hustle of my business to watch the movie Suffragette again. Feministic notions have always been foremost in my heart, mind and spirit. This movie touched me even deeper on its second viewing. We can only pretend to understand what it is like to walk in someone’s shoes – especially people through the ages who have fought to eliminate injustice, prejudice and inequality. Witnessingfootage that proves the struggles and sacrifices people have made on our behalf is moving.

As I listened to the news this morning about presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and how much money she earned giving private speeches, I was pulled back into the movie I had just watched. Not only were women not given the right to vote in America until 1920, but females had a hard time earning their own income to keep and spend the way they wanted to. The thought of a female running for the most important position in the land would have been absolutely impossible in 1920. As a woman business owner, I have no problem with intelligent, experienced women like Hillary Clinton or any other woman being paid well for their time and expertise.

In the culture of 24 hour news sources looking for any angle on a story to create debate and viewership, we must be reminded that some successes – like Hillary’s ability to be paid well for her time – is a great thing for women. It is one small step towards pay equality and income potential for females that will pave the road for women who follow.

We must not forget the personal hardship women faced to obtain women’s right to vote. It is no different than today when women fight to earn what they are worth and proudly share their earnings and accomplishments to inspire others.

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  1. February 4, 2016 10:53 am

    Equal pay for equal work should not even be an issue in 2016. It marvels me that it is even a question. But while it still is, we all need to do what we can to bring the injustice of it into the light and make a big change!

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  2. February 4, 2016 11:38 am

    It is so true Kim. I don’t understand why it has taken so long. Hopefully very very soon it will be a done deal and we can move on to other issues to rectify until then I promote women buying from women anytime they can to help erase the pay inequality issues! #LivePinkSeePinkBuyPink!

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