At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
It was a process. I grew up brainwashed into thinking women and men aren't equal. And women don't deserve as much as men.
At 16 I started comparing data, statistics, and numbers. It was then I realized, there is a real problem in this world with inequality.
Who most influenced your awareness of your feminism?
Strong female role models and success makers such as Michelle Obama, Viola Davis, and Ellen Degeneres.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
Feminism has changed my life. I began to view myself as a leader and not a follower. I didn't resort to baseless name calling if arguing with a fellow woman. However, I am still straight forward. I'm just more about empowerment now.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
I've had a few people in my family denounce me. They have told me I need to focus on getting married or having a boyfriend instead of my business priorities and goals. That's when I bring my argument of feminism in and try to make them aware about it.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
On a global scale, I would love for women in impoverished nations to receive an education before having children or marriage. Most do not have access to proper birth control and options to family plan. Men dominate many impoverished cultures and push the women to have children.
We also need more women leaders around the globe!!
Nationally, I believe we seriously need to do something about the wage gap. It is insane. Hopefully, men and women will be able to work together in ALL aspects of business and leadership in the future.
How I Define Feminism:
Feminism is advocating and standing for women and men's rights to equal pay, body, and leadership choices.
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