Posts Tagged ‘mothers’
“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – The Golden Girls
This week, Marissa Mayer made history for the second and third time. Her first stint as a history maker was back in 1999 when she became the first female engineer for a then-small start-up called Google. While at Google, she climbed the ranks to become the Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services.
For her second time in the history books, fast forward 13 years to Monday, July 16th. On this day, Yahoo announced that the 37 year-old executive of Google was to take the helm of its shaky ship – the corporation’s 5th CEO in just 5 years. Womens groups cheered with delight that this young executive was adding to just a handful of female CEOs in Silicon Valley – a group that includes Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard; Virginia M. Rometty, head of I.B.M.; and Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.
Today’s news on immigration was good for the ears. Especially for mothers and children who have been separated, not to mention our economy have suffered. The question is, why does Obama waited this long to make this decision?
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have been trained to isolate one another because of our unique qualities (the way we think, do things, our race, gender, religion etc.). Too often than not, our unique qualities are use against who we are as human beings without knowing it. Sometimes we forget that some of us have no control how we came to this earth. Society seemed to find a way to divide us using every avenue, either to sale, control, discriminate or else and it seems to work. This became very apparent to me when I hear over and over, how the media question what the occupiers are after, who are they (educated, non-educated, poor, Asian, middle class, black, white etc.) and so on. The question is, why should this matter?
This is a great video of Women Creating Change and Opportunity in Kenya by the African Journal. It’s about 20 single mothers in Kenya creating opportunities and change for their community and for their families. It’s an incredible story showing what a group of women, with very little resources, can do. Here they are building businesses and farms by working together and supporting each other. Watch and get inspired!
With famine declared in Somalia, my heart breaks for the mothers watching their children dying of hunger. Today as we overindulge ourselves or toss wasted food into the trash, shouldn’t we be asking ourselves, “How can we find a better solution to feed those dying of starvation”? Obviously, if this were an easy question, the problem would have been solved generations ago, but with the situation in Africa and more nations to follow, sadly, this question still pervades. Is it possible that the mothers have the solution? Certainly fathers feel the pain of watching their children die, but women suffer in a different way because of that special connection between mother and child. Women are uniquely qualified to lead the way on issues such as hunger and oppression of women and children.