Happy International Women's Day to Women Like You... Thank you, Michelle Bray...our partner and soul sister on all things powerful for women and the world!

And thank you for attending our Women Effect groupcattandteam last night...yes, together...we are helping women change the world.

Read Michelle's comments and thoughts on women changing the world.


Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a day that has been observed and celebrated around the world since the early 1900’s.  (http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp).  This day and this year, 2014, is especially important as President Obama, by presidential proclamation, has declared March, 2014 as Women’s History Month (http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov).

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting for Women Like Us Foundation (http://www.womenlikeusfoundation.org) and a presentation by representatives of the NeoFight organization (http://www.neofight.org/id2.html), a women’s crisis support group supported by Women Like Us Foundation’s WE Effect giving circle.

As I reflect on the remarkable leadership and positive change effected by so many women in the room last night, and as I think about the significance of tomorrow’s celebration and the dedication of this month of March to women, I reach out to you in gratitude and joy.  Gratitude to so many women before us whose leadership and sacrifice allowed our voices to be heard and our lights to shine.  Joy for the progress that has been made across the globe for peace, health, social justice, education and economic independence.

I am sending this email to you with great hope and energy that tomorrow will have special meaning for you.  That no matter what comes your way in all of the day to day obligations and stresses of our lives, tomorrow will be a day that you take one moment to stop, be silent and think about the treasure that is you.  Whether you smile at the sun as it rises in the morning or you close your eyes tomorrow night with calm in your heart, please give yourself that moment.

And if in this moment, something calls you to action, do not be afraid to act.  Great progress beckons.

Michelle Kaiser Bray, CIPP/US Partner michelle.bray@FaegreBD.com <mailto:michelle.bray@FaegreBD.com>