“True, happy, successful women usually don’t want to hurt but HELP other women.”- Kristin Chenoweth
Last night, my colleagues and I attended The Daily Record’s recognition event at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore to honor Maryland’s Top 100 Women in Business. It was an inspiring night, and it was wonderful to hear the support of each winner’s colleagues, family, and friends, as she went up to receive her award. Women in the fields of healthcare, law, government, public relations, education, and many more areas were among the winners.
It is wonderful to see a publication like The Daily Record take the time to recognize women in business. As well, it’s wonderful to see the support of other women helping to raise up and congratulate their leaders. One particular segment of the program involved a video of some of the recognized women offering advice to other women. Sentiments such as “follow your dreams and your passions,” “don’t be afraid to succeed,” “don’t let fear guide you,” and “do what you want because you’ll be criticized anyway,” were some of the key points these leaders made to encourage audience members to always pursue our dreams.
What I loved most about the event in general was that strong women were in the room supporting other strong women. Kristin Chenoweth’s quote above should be a reminder to women to always rise above pettiness and insecurities and be confident enough in ourselves to be able to wholeheartedly support other women around us.
More and more women are having amazingly powerful, strong, vibrant, and influential careers. Women are continuing to become empowered in business, and it’s high time we support and encourage each other as we constantly challenge ourselves in our respective fields.
Congratulations to all the winners. They should all be so proud.