Friday, March 11, 2011

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

100 years ago on March was declared International Women's Day!!! In a primarily female dominated office, we like to celebrate women's day everyday!!! As a female in a era where gender equaility is promoted and growing up knowing I could do anything I set my mind to...even running a Fortune 500 company, I can appreciate the great challenges women in history have over come for myself and others.

This "holiday" in different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. The movement started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.

Check out SHE TAKES ON THE WORLD a women's business blog about the climb to success. She highlights various women of power who are making "NOISE" via twitter and who you should follow!! Women such as Laura Bush, Opra Winfrey, UN Women, Christy Turlington and many more!

Check it out...this is a great way to get exposed to twitter (a very scary concept for some, such as myself) and hear what these inspiring women are tweeting about!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A New Year Makeover for Your Money

We all do it, make New Year's resolutions to get in shape and better our physical health but do we ever think to get our Financial Health in shape as well. I read a blog recently by Forbes Magazine that made me realize, our wallets and bank statements could also use a little "boot camp" to get in shape for the New Year!

So this year I vow to work on the relationship with my money from an angle that I've never explored before. The article examines how we descibe our money's "job title" in our life. For example...

Is you money your own "Personal Stylist"- to make you look good, or to feel valuable, powerful, or lovable. Motto: “Without me, you’d be nothing.”

...or does your money hold the title of "Genie"- to grant your wishes and fund your dreams. Motto: “Your wish is my command.”

What does your money do for you? Check out Forbe's "A New Year Make Over for Your Money" to learn how to re-negociate the contract between you and your money!

So here it you, year, new you, new financial health!!! Go get fit!!
ForbesWomen- Money Wise Women Blog
Posted by Debbie Lacy