Hi all! Thanks for your patience while I am in blogging break mode 🙂 This is a guest post about Team Bossy Girls, a great female-empowered organization that I first heard about from Lydia Oyetunji.Thanks Lydia for forwarding me the feature, explaining about the company’s goals and inspiring me with the story of Team Bossy Gals CEO Gerri Chambers. Take it away!
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Team Bossy Gals: Inspiring the Dreams of Women
Team Bossy Gals is founded by Gerri Chambers, author of the eBook “Bossy! 8 Steps to Take You from Paycheck to Prosperity”. The eBook went #1 on Kindle Amazon within 16 hours of her promotional launch in November 2014.
Most recently, the Team Bossy Gals founder was named #30 on Evan Carmichael’s April 2015 Top 100 Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter. What amazing accomplishments for the mother of four and entrepreneur.
This remarkable single mother finds time to home school her children run her businesses and coach other women establishing a business.
Recognizing her as a role model for women entrepreneurs and moms, Gerri has been named a finalist in the 2015 Mom Entrepreneur of the Year presented by the Mom-e Club.
Gerri Chambers represents what many women want.
Gerry Chambers, CEO of Team Bossy Girls. Photo courtesy of Team Bossy Girls.
She started her entrepreneurial career after being laid off; vowing never to enter the workforce again. Starting her solo career in business training, she then moved to coaching and mentoring women entrepreneurs.
I was going to call this ‘randomness’ but then you might not have read it. Nooo don’t stop reading (Enter The Matrix slow movement of Neo, note to self to see if I can get a full-length coat like his but in deep purple instead). Oh yes, purple.
I told Cassidy, whose blog I have been following for a long time now, that I would share a photo of me with my nails. Purple, sparkly, OPI brand, here you go:
Showing my purple nails and Sunday face. Photo via Christy Birmingham (me!)
And then my mind started its usually whirring. More notes to self and such. I mean, it’s Sunday, so it’s a day to rest, right? Nope, apparently not. Does your mind go on its hamster wheel a lot too? I began thinking about purple, the shade of International Women’s Day. It was a #paintitpurple movement earlier this month. Okay, so here’s the thing. I wondered why purple?
International Women’s Day 2015 theme: Make It Happen
On March 8th, it is International Women’s Day 2015! Hoorah! This event has been held on this particular day in March since 1911. The theme this year is Make it Happen, which refers to effectively taking actions to recognize, empower, and advance women.
As many of you know, I’m a passionate supporter of gender equality and celebrating strong women. Heck you just have to look at my last post on Candice Bergen to see that. Or, any posts here, for that matter. But what irks me is when people think that because we’re celebrating women on occasions such as International Women’s Day that we’re outing men. I don’t get it. Just because we’re dedicated to honoring women doesn’t mean by default that we are saying men don’t deserve their own congratulations. Absolutely, they do, and I don’t want to take away from their achievements at all.
But the reality is that men have historically had benefits not enjoyed by women, and some of those still exist today. Take gender wage inequality, for one. It is one of the major discussions happening on International Women’s Day. Does it still exist? Yes. And, no, I’m not bashing men or saying that every man agrees this is right. Nope. I have male friends who are totally for wages of men and women being equal. I’m not putting the blame on men as a whole. I’m saying society’s structure isn’t right, and it favors men over women in areas such as wages.