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Let’s Celebrate Women’s History Month!

In Honor of National Women’s History Month, I thought it would be fun to highlight some powerful women in the financial and business world and ask them how they were celebrating being a Woman. Check out their answers below and make sure you check out their websites as all of these women are Rock Stars within their industries!

My March will be full of events celebrating women! At Directions for Women, we will be working (as we do year-round) to empower and educate women about their money, and encourage them to engage with a trusted financial advisor to help them achieve financial security and confidence. Early in the month, we are having a women’s advisor retreat on the eastern shore in Maryland. On March 13, I’ll be speaking to approximately 100 women at the Women’s Advisor Forum in Florida, and the next night, I’ll be leading a women’s CFP study group in Falls Church, VA. I close the month with a girl’s weekend with my two best friends in NYC, eating, laughing, and taking in Broadway plays! ”

~Eleanor Blayney, President of Directions for Women, [/box]

[box]“In the past, I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t paid much attention to women’s history month. Now, as the mother of a young daughter, though, it resonates with me. I’m going to spend the next month encouraging her to achieve (even at the level of a toddler ;), and celebrating everything she can be!”

~Sarah Chang, Owner/Author, The Stroller Ballet ( Coordinator of Online Content, GoGirl Finance ([/box]

[box]”I plan to celebrate Women’s History month by tweeting women’s facts all month long from my website’s twitter page. There are so many interesting factoids about women that people haven’t heard. Getting this information out there will spark people’s interest in learning about the women who paved the way for us all.”

~Serena Watson, Editor-in-Chief/Co-Founder of[/box]


“This year I’ll kick off the month with a conversation with my two daughters (15 and 13) about women’s history, where we started and how far we’ve come. I hope to impress on them that they can become anything they want to be. Now, we all can celebrate that there truly are no barriers except those we put in front of ourselves.”

~Hilary Lentini, Owner, Lentini Design and Marketing[/box]


“I’m celebrating by donating copies of my book, The Legacy Letters to a non-profit girls-centered organization. The book features empowering stories from women who are passing on their wisdom and insight to other women and girls. I believe sharing our stories of trials and triumphs is a wonderful way to celebrate being a woman!”

~Lisa Nicole Bell, CEO Inspired Life Media Group, Award Winning Filmmaker, Author[/box]


“I believe that women are agents of change in the world. When a woman is given the tools she needs to succeed, she creates a ripple effect of positive change for herself, her family and her community. In honor of Women’s History Month, I will continue to support join FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) and make micro loans available for under served women around the world. Won’t you join me in empowering women everywhere to reach their fullest potential?””

~ Liz Dennery Sanders, Founder of[/box]


“I am going to be taking some time during Women’s History Month to pay special honor to my two grandmothers. Both of these women–from my personal history–provided strong examples of how women can be in the world with money. I wish they had lived long enough for me to share with them.”

~Lora Sasiela, Financial Therapist/Founder of[/box]


Fun Fact:

National Women’s History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. (US Census Bureau, Women’s History Month Facts Jan 2011)