Happy International Women’s Day! Today we take the time to celebrate all of the incredible women in our lives: Our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, sisters, friends – ourselves!
May today be a reminder of the power we hold, the challenges we have faced, and the work that we continue to do to ensure equality.
May today be an opportunity to see women as equals; to break stereotypes and biases we may hold onto.
May today be a reminder to raise our daughters to have a voice; to be strong and independent. To raise our sons to see the power in women and be their ally.
May we remind ourselves that we make change; that we are resilient; that we are leaders.
At ONroute, we are an equal opportunity employer. We see individuals for what they bring to the table. I myself have worked incredibly hard to get where I am today. And what I strive for most, is to continue to challenge the stereotyping we continue to see as women. Because while I may be a female CEO, I am still a CEO, and it is my challenge for society to #DropTheLabel. At the end of the day, my role is no different than that of my male counterparts, and I think it is time we recognize that to the same degree.
While we still have leaps and bounds to go, I hope that you take to the time to celebrate how far along we as women have come. To celebrate that we are more than how we appear, and that we too can be strong, fearless, and brave; that we too can be leaders.
May you be seen for all that you are, and all that you are capable of.
Cheers to you!
Happy International Women’s Day.
Melanie Teed-Murch, ONroute CEO