It was an eventful year for many reasons. Specifically, it was a year of women making an impression in leadership positions throughout the nation.
Everywhere women were speaking up, standing up, sitting in, and demanding change and respect. With the march in Washington, DC and a flurry of activity, it seems appropriate to look back at pivotal ways that women made a mark in 2017.
First, there is the instance of Senator Elizabeth Warren who was told to stop delivering her remarks on the Senate floor. She gained the everlasting hashtag about how “nevertheless she persisted” despite the inappropriate and unequal treatment she received compared to her male counterparts making speeches. #NeverthelessShePersisted
Women leaders also started to speak more freely about the instance of inappropriate harassment or issues consider unmentionable. As noted in a recent Fast Company article, the #MeToo revolution developed steam and traction with women everywhere taking to the airwaves and talk show programs sharing their stories.
Finally, Congresswoman Maxine Waters cut to the chase during congressional hearings and demanded answers. As stated in this Elle magazine article, the newly coined phrase has become an empowering statement for women everywhere and an example of how to focus on integrity. #ReclaimingMyTime
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