I am honored to have been chosen by Honda along with ten other amazing bloggers from all over the country to attend the Variety Power of Women Event in Beverly Hills on September, 30. The funny thing is I live really close to Beverly Hills, so I guess I’m the ideal, all expenses paid, winner! Variety has invited two of the bloggers to be Red Carpet Correspondents at the event to be chosen via a contest. All eleven of us wrote what the Power of Women means to us and our essays are posted on Honda’s Facebook page. The two bloggers whose essays receive the most votes will get to be the Red Carpet Correspondents. Here is my essay and if you would like to vote for me, just go to the Honda contest page and click “vote”. That’s it! The voting period ends Thursday, August 26, 8:59pm PDT. Thank you!
To me, “Power of Women” means harnessing the greatness of all the women who have gone before us, who have paved the way for us, the women of 2010. I’m not just referring to famous historic women. I mean all women: our mothers, grandmothers and their mothers and sisters. For every girl over the centuries who dreamed of creating something, there was at least one older female who supported her. Women supporting women, networking, mentoring and encouraging women and girls from all backgrounds to pursue their dreams and make a difference in their communities is a key element of today’s Power of Women. As I look back over the story of my life, I can think of so many women, some who only played walk-on roles, but who inspired, influenced or continue to echo through me. I just know that we can continue the momentum for the women yet to come.