Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month honoring women’s contributions in American history issued by presidential proclamation in 1980. You can read more about the history here: LINK
March 8th is an important day around the world when we celebrate Women’s International Day (WID). WID is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
As a woman in business and technology, I personally celebrate three decades of making change and breaking barriers. I’ve done this in my own career, mentoring our up-and-coming generation of women, and partnering with some powerhouse women to drive economic growth.
In 2022 I made a dream of mine come true. With the help of some amazing women I know, I was able to certify 5P Consulting as a woman-founded and owned organization through the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) by obtaining our Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certifications.
As we look to celebrate women not just today, but every day, we need to do that through action vs. words. Over my career, it’s been very important for me to hire and also partner with talented women to share our stories and encourage other women that they too can have amazing careers and make change in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
This day is a celebration of diversity in business. It also reminds me not just of all the amazing women that have crossed my path in life, but the men who have supported gender equality. I feel like we often forget there are so many men that have been instrumental in supporting us women but also advocating for equity as well. So today I want to celebrate all who focus on diversity, equality, and inclusion for women.
To hear more about my personal story of my 30-year career, I brought back a couple of items from the archives. I hope this helps inspire you.
Women of Distinction – San Diego Women Magazine: LINK
The Journey Podcast Sponsored by Salesforce Essentials – ‘Creating Balance with Y’vonne Ormond, CEO of 5P Consulting’
Listen on Apple Podcasts: LINK