Women. As individuals they have had a major impact in each of our lives. As a collective, they mold the world we live in.

I could list the names of great women like Madame Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell or Joan of Arc. The bravery of Anne Frank and the sacrifices of Mother Teresa…

but I think it is critical for us to take a moment today and mention those women who have personally touched our lives and made us who we are. It might be your mother, an aunt, a school teacher… someone who helped you realize that the world doesn’t revolve around you and that the greatest gift in our world is to live in it as a woman.

There’s a lot of talk today about rights and wrongs, with marches that are determined to legislate change. Yes, some things still need to be changed, but why not take today and celebrate. Celebrate the magic of being a woman.

It is such an honor to reach out and Call You Sister.