The Golden Globes have just passed us, and to anyone who was able to see the highlights, you will understand why this year was probably the most important year thus far.
2017 was a year of change. The flood gates were opened and out poured what seems like an ongoing downpour of accusations from women on the abuse and harassment that they have faced throughout their careers at the hands of men. 2017 was the year for ‘#MeToo’ – to let women across the world know that they could speak their truth and they would be heard. For many women, it seemed to be having a power hungry men dominating the working hierarchy, meaning it was difficult to speak out openly without unfair repercussions.
My blog seems to have a re-occurring pattern. I speak often about powerful women and the personal, negative experiences that I myself have unfortunately found myself in due to the stereotypes of men and women’s roles in society. I even considered refraining from writing on the subject matter somewhat as I was told it might appear as though “I hate men”. Can’t help but laugh at that! I honestly don’t. Honestly! But with the injustices that women are still facing today in the working world, who else besides strong women will be the ones to speak their truths, honestly and openly… which brings me here today.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.”