It was recently International Women’s Day.
A growing cause for celebration and glorification the world over.
Women are taking a stand, not taking no for an answer and setting themselves apart in all industries around the globe.
There is almost quite literally no job a woman can’t – or won’t handle. And if you say otherwise, I’ll show you a line of women who will show you.
Women are taking over and setting the world on fire with passion. Intelligence. Power. Grace. Kindness. And Desire.
Constantly adding new verbs to an otherwise manly vocabulary in a world that was once inundated with male CEO’s, bosses, Military, First Responders, and Security.
In our Sentinel family alone, we are growing our female numbers. We recognize that strength, intelligence, reliance, and confidence are not gender specific categories. These are real traits that all makes of humankind can possess. So why limit your pool when you can be missing out on some real gems?
By welcoming aboard what has historically been known as the weaker sex – we’ve engaged and strengthened our team. Our roles aren’t defined by the clothes we wear in our spare time, or the gender we were given or choose to possess. Our roles are defined by our drive and determination. By our passion and our strengths. We all can do whatever we set our minds too.
Humankind is a funny being.
We can be quick to react to other peoples opinions. We can even stoop so low as to define ourselves based on how people define us. People that don’t even know us. People that are having a bad day and happened to bump into us while passing us by, muttering under their breath.
Is it right that we should live out our lives the way that strangers expect us to live? Whatever happened to ‘never judge a book by its cover’?
Those stories of people walking into fancy car dealerships dressed as an average person and being ignored based on their non-label clothes. These are real stories. People being judged and defined by the clothes on their back without knowing the story of the person underneath – or the amount of money in their bank account.
In today’s society, I think we can agree that the world is shifting. Times truly are changing and in future history books, this could very well be discussed as a movement. A changing of the times – like the Industrial revolution. Suffragette’s. An attack on society’s way of restricted thinking.
The way we see ourselves as individuals is important. Its time we find the value in our own thoughts and opinions of ourselves. If we have dreams, we should reach for them. Set the stars in line for selves to see our full potential.
Women. Men. Whatever you decide to identify as.
It shouldn’t take a national day of recognition to set your soul aflame.
While it may help that society sets aside 24 hours every year to recognize that you’re a valuable person as well, it shouldn’t be something you have to annually wait for to point out that you have worth.
We all have worth every day. 365 days of the year and 24 hours each day.
Its up to us to let other people see that we have worth and we have value.
Women – now is our time. The world is watching and waiting for you. Its time to shine.
Men – As women are climbing the ladder in society, this isn’t the end of your dreams. Your hopes and goals still matter too.
Humankind – Whatever you associate as – its time to take our dreams and let the world see their worth. Friday. Today. Everyday.
We all matter. All of the time.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.