"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
A letter from our CEO
WOW, we made it! There is a song by the great Mahalia Jackson titled “How I Got Over.” In the song, she states how she looks back on her life and wonders how she made it. Then she begins to express gratitude for her life’s lessons, protection, faith, and vision. That is how I feel about 2020. For as mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually challenging as it has been, I am filled with much gratitude.
In this work, I see first-hand how privileged I am. I am thankful that I have my health, that my or our staff’s income wasn’t interrupted due to the pandemic, that I am with an organization that offers the flexibility and care for all our employees to ease the burdens and challenges that emerged for many during this pandemic, that my daughter was able to continue her studies, that as a nation we began widespread conversations on the impacts of racial and gender inequities and collectively agreed that it is time for change.
I am thankful for the pause and reset forced on us by the pandemic.
I want to thank all of you, however you are connected to us here at Women Employed. Your commitment, advocacy, partnership, and steadfast support has been invaluable over this past year. I also want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the Women Employed staff. You all are AMAZING! Your compassion and care and commitment to pursuing equity is an inspiration to me. Thank you.
As we close out this year that will undoubtedly make it into the history books, I choose to live forwards and dive into the work to build back better. I hope you all will join me.
I wish you a very happy holiday, however you choose to celebrate, and many blessings in the new year.