Over my life, women have played a huge role in each of my successes, from my awesome mother birthing me and sticking through tough times to make sure that my siblings and I had a two-parent household to my wonderful wife who has a full-time job, has a blog that she posts to regularly, and is continuing her education. Then, heavily sprinkle into that timeline teachers, mentors, supervisors, friends, business partners, girlfriends, spiritual leaders, doctors, etc. who are women and you’ll see that women play a huge role in my life.
The problem is, when I look at my blog, I don’t see that reflected. I see a male-dominated blog focused on young professionals and professional development that is gender-neutral at best, but, more often than not, male-centered. Now, that’s kind of understandable because I’m writing from my perspective but I want to mix women into the conversation. So, going forward, Wednesdays will be dedicated to the ladies working hard to make it happen. Whether I have a guest writer or I repost an article focused on women’s issues in professional settings, know that you all will have something to look forward to here on The Reader. Thanks for all your support and all you do.
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