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Monday Motivation For Women: No Matter What Happens Tomorrow

November 2, 2020

Monday Motivation, Election Week, Inspiration for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Feminists

I looked back on the blog post written the day after the 2016 election to remind women voting this year and tomorrow on Election Day 2020, with hope for a different president and future for our country, that we as women will always rise – no matter when, where or how. This isn’t a pessimistic blog post but rather a remembrance of what the day after the 2016 election felt like for women who desired and believed we would have the first female president. I hope it delivers peace that this week’s outcome won’t uproot us but strengthen our resolve no matter what.

2016 Post:

NYS Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Thomas Higginbotham, Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, Adam Higginbotham on the 100th Anniversary of New York State’s Women’s Suffrage at a New York City celebration.

There was only one important task to do in the darkness of the morning, send a text message to my two sons and husband that simply said this, “I am proud you voted for Hillary Clinton. Thank you for believing women can lead and make a difference. I love you both beyond words and am proud of you.”

Throughout my life when something didn’t go my way, it took an hour or so turning feelings of defeat into swift, raw passionate action to rally again. It happened once when a doctor informed me I was going to be fully bald within a month due to the illness alopecia, crying hard driving home an hour on the Thruway wondering how I was going to run my business, stand in front of crowds and continue my lifelong love of inspiring and uniting women entrepreneurs being bald. I couldn’t imagine it. I felt I was going to lose what I held most dear in life.

 


At the end of the hour drive, I arrived at a friend’s house emotionally drained but with a new outlook. I explained to her the situation and heard myself say, “Losing my hair, will never allow me to lose my love for helping women entrepreneurs. I will go on. I will find a way. I will do it.” And I have….

After a blue sky, warm day yesterday surrounded by hopeful women voting for the first female president, I drove home worried about the outcome. You see, I know something that others haven’t noticed or don’t want to realize, women are not equal in everyone’s eyes. It is why I have fought tooth and nail and dedicated my time to standing in the light of that truth and asking women to support other women in business, sports, equality and life for 30 years.

Yesterday when I thought the world of women I know might not need me as much because women would rise under the leadership of a first time female president, I realize today, they need me more than ever. I will be there for them more than ever before too. We will have feminist discussions. I will be more raw and honest about the support we must show to women in all aspects of life first and foremost. This is a new revolution of me. Come along if you want. Every one of our events will have a forum for speaking about women’s equality and business.

Remember this week is the start of a new page in our her-story. Now is the time. Now is the time. Now is the time. Join me.

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