Reflections on International Women’s Day: Words of Gratitude for Women Who Have Built Me Up by Ann Marie Patitucci


Reflections on International Women’s Day: Words of Gratitude for Women Who Have Built Me Up

“You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up, instead of tearing each other down.” 

As I reflect on an inspiring International Women’s Day, I am feeling grateful for all the women who have built me up. I am grateful for those who have encouraged me to “speak [my] mind, even if [my] voice shakes” (Maggie Kuhn). I’d like to thank the many women, from family and friends to teachers and mentors, who have modeled for me what it is to be a compassionate, independent, positive, empowered woman. 

Beyond thanking the women in our lives, the best way I know how to show gratitude is to pay it forward, to extend a hand to other women. A circle of women is a powerful force. Be grateful for the women in your circle, and invite other women to join you!

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Elisa Schmitz
I love this, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! Thank you for always inspiring me and being a role model within our 30Seconds tribe, and within the greater community. Big love to you, my friend! xoxo
Ann Marie Patitucci
I could say the very same about you, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! :)
Ann Marie Patitucci
Happy International Women's Day, friends!
Andrea Zanon
Happy women's day. I have had the chance to work with over 1500 women entrepreneurs in 14 countries since 2011 and I am a much better person because I had the opportunity to learn from these incredible leaders. They all had something in common....they solved problem without seeking recognition and I believe our society is going to be stronger when women are in leading positions

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