Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th each year, dating back 45 years to the first celebration in 1971. The day commemorates the vote in the year 1920 in which the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was revised to include women’s right to vote. This alteration to the amendment would prove to open many doors for women in the future and continues to provide both motivation and opportunities to women throughout the United States.
So, what does this recognition have to do with you, and your financial goals? Quite a lot, actually. We honor this day and realize how far we, as women collectively, have come in our abilities and rights granted to us. Imagine how different your life would be if you had lived before some of these historic rights were given to us. Imagine not being able to vote, not having a voice, not being able to purchase property, not being able to work, or own your own bank account. The strides we have made are tremendous!
As women, we owe it to ourselves and to the women who paved the way centuries ago to step up and use our rights and power in every way possible, including managing our finances. Many years ago, women were not even allowed to work nor manage their finances. Today, we have the right to create our own financial future.
“These women knew their strength and abilities, and
had the confidence to seek independence.”
The women before us fought hard for the right to be independent and strong. I believe each of those influential women would love to be able to manage their own finances, and set themselves up for a prosperous and enjoyable future. We owe it to them to do the same with the opportunities and knowledge that we have now. Set your Financial Goals—then go out there and achieve them. You are strong enough, you are smart enough to learn, you are powerful and driven.
Those women before us did not want to rely on a man or anyone else any more. They knew their strength and abilities, and had the confidence to seek independence. Why shouldn’t we all have this same feeling and confidence? They knew we are capable- so let’s show them, ourselves, and everyone else that we can create our own financial future. It’s in your hands. You are capable.
What you can do to take your financial goals and future into your own hands:
- Educate yourself: Read courses, Wisdoms, and use the worksheets at financialsisterhood.com
- Discuss the powerful opportunity we have with other women at Financial Sisterhood
- Have confidence in yourself: you can do anything you set your mind to—and we have all the resources to help you!!