Wouldn’t it be so good to live in a world where poverty,
illiteracy, social injustice among other imbalances and
misfortune in life did not exist? Women, from time immemorial have had to undergo such implacable hostilities that many have doomed them to a life of suffering, though there are those who have used the experiences to furnish their skills, thus moving their status from victim to survivors, even to active citizens that empower the life of others faced with similar unbearable circumstances.
An international woman aims to achieve self-sufficiency and financial stability, and to inject their skills to improve the livelihood of others around them. Many women who have been crowned as international women must have had an input to the community that was worth to be recognized. Remember our very own, Wangari Maathai.
We all do,because in our little ways, we work to make sure our families are well cateredfor, and the links we
build becomes the web of life, so for that reason, we must celebrate our input in life. Saying that though, it’s about time we moved out of the cocoons and reach out to the wider community.
I am blessed to have friends who care for me and always challenge me to improve. If you are surrounded by friends who do not see your strengths, or who do not see opportunities for you, then time is now for a change. You will not be remembered by how many pubs you frequented with your friends, or how much tithe offering you made in church, or even how many parties you attended. You will be remembered by the actual impact you had on the
life of those of your children, your community and the world at large. Let’s starts by building each other, volunteering more, educating ourselves more and reaching out to higher goals.
On the other side of the coin, sometimes when the women are reaching out to higher goals, they neglect the basic things in life. Your status would be more productive if your family enjoys it. Home - work balance becomes a challenge to those reaching greater heights. Therefore building a bridge of supporting networks at work or at home so as you can delegate duties to those who would do them and do them well.
I am hoping that I will make an impact in this life that one day, I will be considered as an international woman, who deserves the title for real!
Who should we crown as an international woman this year?