I am still into the belief that we do not need a special day a year to treat each other well, men or women. But if we take it for granted all the time and need a reminder, well so be it.
To celebrate International Women Day, I’d like to repost an entry I wrote on Mrs B, a brilliant woman who founded Nebraska Furniture Mart, worked till she was 103 and exemplified talent, honesty and integrity.
In 1983, at the age of 89 and after putting in 70-hour workweeks for years, she sold 80% of her business to Warren Buffett in a hand-shake deal without any lawyers or auditors present. The decision to sell was to prevent domestic conflict among her children. She continued to work at Nebraska Furniture Mart till she was 95 when her family forced her into retirement. Three months after she was forced into retirement, she opened another store across the street called “Mrs B’s Clearance and Factory Outlet”. Two years later, it was profitable and the 3rdlargest carpet outlet in Omaha. Warren Buffett bought the company and merged it into Nebraska Furniture Mart. The family rift was repaired. Mrs B continued to work till she was 103. One year later, she passed away at 104.Mrs B
Also, I came across this ads from Nike that is very powerful, yet proof that we still have a long way to go in terms of gender equality
Special thanks to all the women. You make life way more interesting, better and happier than what I imagine it would be without you