This is such a beautifully woven tapestry of brains, beauty & chutzpah! Whether you’re celebrating with the entertainers who made the list or the women-in-chief at the helm of major companies or in top government positions, one thing is clearly obvious, as a gender we’ re no longer trying to do it “..just as well as a man can”. We’ve gotten quite comfortable in our own skin and skirt suites and owning our power.
As I read from #1 thru #100, I imagined that contrary to what #14 on the list belts out…for the most part they were not born this way: with a silver spoon in their mouth and simply eased into these positions based solely on a family “inheritance” with no labor involved. When you think about the fact that there are women on this list who are even in their 70’s with no retirement in sight, it rings truth to the statement that when you’ve found your passion, you will never work a day in your life. At that level its simply waking up each day and functioning in the realm of what you know you were born to do.
You can’t help but think of the ‘rags to riches’ stories on the list…we know O’s Aha moment happened many blue moons ago…and J.K. Rowling’s pinched herself 1million times over since her days on welfare and the many times her manuscript was rejected before one ‘yes’. But in their quiet time, when the list for the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world comes out and you’re on the list–is it just me, or do you wonder, how does one digest the magnitude of that ‘title’. But I’m sure with or without the title, these ladies know it. Gisele knows that her strut and fab looks will have her bank an extra $45million just to say “I like that”. I love it!
“…take a potential mentor to lunch..find someone you think is doing it well and not being afraid to ask them about it…Above all, avoid comparing yourself to other people…find what works for you…don’t worry so much”. – Nuggets of wisdom from a few of the best.