From being muzzled and shuffled to the rear to becoming a voice of renown and reason, we have watched and congratulated the many women who have stepped from the shadows to help reshape the way women of today are viewed. Daily, we feel the excitement as history receives the rise of women all over taking their place.
This month we hail women worldwide no matter how big or small their role may seem. We stand together and clap loud and proud in solitude saluting every victory that has been won. As we stand, we see both far and near. We see the women that live close to home creating platforms for the present generation.
We honor Jo Ann Davidson, the first woman to be elected as speaker of the Ohio House of representatives where she served more than twenty years in this role. Alongside, former Speaker Davidson, we honor Betty Montgomery who has had the privilege of celebrating two firsts. Betty Montgomery became Ohio’s first female Attorney General and female State Auditor.
Our triumphs are being felt around the world and inspiring both young and old to keep going. I am honored to be the first Black female on Madison Township’s Board of Trustees. Serving in my hometown has shown itself to be very rewarding. Women, we are changing the world.
“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”- Maya Angelou