Today marks a huge milestone in voting rights – the certification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution which gave women the right to vote. Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought to secure this right for us, and we will forever be grateful to the strong women who believed so much in the democratic process for all. One look at today’s political climate tells us that we still have work to do to secure that idea of democratic process for all. And if there’s one thing we learned from those strong women, it is that nothing comes quickly or easily. Nothing changes overnight. Nothing changes because of one person – it takes many people quite some time to enact real change.
The United Way’s Women in Philanthropy group strives to enact positive change in women’s lives through leadership, networking, philanthropy, and volunteering. This group is furthering the work of those before them – helping women to take charge over their lives and their future. This year, before Coronavirus changed how everything happens, we were invited to their annual Power of the Purse event where they raise money for women and children in need in our community. We’d like to share our video of this inspiring event in honor of not just the strong women that laid the groundwork a century ago, but in honor also of all of the smart, kind, strong, empowered, and capable women that we work alongside here at As Told By.