Persistence Pays Off: Know More About The Women Who Prove That It Really Happen
You need to know that the International Women’s Day was just celebrated not too long ago. For those of you out there who are pondering about the thought of what International Women’s Day really is, well, as what its name implies, it a day specifically intended to celebrate women, all women, from every corner and every face of the earth. Since International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate ALL women, this only goes to show that your shape, your size, your color, your race, your religion and even your background, is nothing of importance as you are a women as this day is for you. The main reason why International Women’s Day exist is not only about celebrating women, but it is more on identifying their achievements as well as the struggles that they have been through, or perhaps still going through, and also to highlight the gender gap in terms of perception and equality and such a day is very important and meaningful for them.
Although, it has been said that there has been huge progress made for the last years and decades however, what’s sad is that the progress is still not where it should be. Even in this modern day and time that we live in, there are still lots of women out there who are still largely underrepresented at board level, who are getting paid eighteen percent less than the average and are still disproportionately overlooked when it comes down to promotions and stuff, whether or not it is consciously done.
But, this kind of situation is possible to be changed, to be broken and we want all the women across the globe to stand up and held their heads up high, to not be afraid and just think of themselves as mere “women” since it is now possible for them to go from rags to riches, albeit the many challenges along the way. With persistence, anything can be made possible and you have to believe in that. With this kind of matter at hand, we would like to introduce to each and every one of you some names of famous and well-celebrated women who prove that it is possible to break the glass ceiling and that persistence really pays off, making anything possible.
There is no doubt that you have already heard about Baroness Michelle Mone, the first woman in this article, as she is well-known for not only being the co-founder and CEO of Ultimo, she is also a parliamentarian. Although Baroness Mone has the title baroness on her name, she is not some kind of a royalty when she was born as she came from a poor family, growing up in a single bedroom flat and not money at all. In fact, even at a very young age, she already started working to earn a living and was even forced to stop schooling due to her father’s illness. She had a roller coaster kind of life before she got struck by a stroke of luck the changed her life forever.
It was not easy for her to start her company as it took a lot of hardwork, determination, perseverance, and even persistence for her be where she is right now. These days, Ultimo is known for being a top notch business in the world.
We know that many of you are familiar with J.K. Rowling through her well-loved book, Harry Potter but perhaps none of you know that she started from the lowest of the low as she was once a poor, single mother, separated from her husband and had to survive through the small welfare check she received every week. And when she gave life to him through her writing, getting it published was also a battle for her as the original book got passed on by twelve publishers before it became an international sensation that it is today.