Business Woman Model
Recently I saw something that was really awesome. It happened within a split second. If I had blinked, there is no doubt I would have missed it. Glad I did not miss it. I would have missed her.
Recently, I saw a “business woman model”. This model is unique. Her findings are rare. After all, how often is she portrayed in film? When do we hear about her in music? Who is reading about her in books? Although present, she is oftentimes invisible. In a traditional sense, I guess her omission would make sense. Society’s message has been that men make the bacon (i.e. money) and women fry it up in a pan. With that being the standard, who would expect a woman to have and operate her business to make a significant profit? She would seem out of place out of the kitchen, right?
Over the course of my lifetime, I have seen numerous women in leadership positions. I have seen them lead families, lead projects, lead departments, etc.. I have also known women who own their own businesses, but recently I saw something I had failed to identify before. Was it there and I had somehow missed it? I can only wonder. What I saw was an outgoing, professional woman with a very kind heart and a generous spirit. I saw a woman who understands the obstacles of running a business in general and as a woman specifically, and who is not afraid to speak on them. I saw a woman who, within her own confidence, recognized and appreciated the potential she saw in another woman and without hesitation offered to be an asset. Housed within the words she spoke lived work-life balance. This woman encompassed all of that, but within a split second—the second I could have missed had I blinked— I saw her business wisdom illustrated by her knowledge of the importance and purpose of money. OK. OK. It was slightly more than one second, but her subtle delivery could have been easily missed.
The timely presentation of this model was great to see. I am looking forward to learning from it. I am looking forward to sharing. It can only make us better.