Woman you admire

In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month this October, we want to hear - who is a woman you admire (in business or life) and why?

Please comment below to share with the community!

  • usually, if I admire a person, it's for the person they are, and not for the gender.
    and there are a lot of women that are admirable in this world. I admire women who work outside as much as those who work at home. I admire brave women who don't stop at the first obstacle I admire women who live their lives without worrying about what should be reserved for women or men I admire women who educate their children in a fair way without granting them gender privileges I admire women who live without depending on others I admire sweet and generous women who want to take care of others I admire Women, who live their different personalities
  • I would like to admire Margaret Hamilton, As she was the person to lead the software development team for NASAs Apollo missions which lead to Eagle landing in 69' on the moon. 

  • My mom is my biggest role model. When she was just a young woman starting out in business, she faced many challenges. There were few women in leadership roles at the time, and my mom had to work hard to prove herself. But she persevered, and she eventually became one of the most successful women in her field. I admire my mom because she showed me that anything is possible if you're willing to work for it. She's also an amazing human being, and I'm so proud to be her daughter. I know she's proud of me too - even though I've still got a long way to go!

  • One of my favorite women leaders, that had significant impact on society and business is Admiral Grace Hopper.

    Here is a link to wikipedia about her life; Admiral Grace Hopper

    Many of her original ideas impact our lives every day!

  • This is a really hard question to answer.

    I think our world system today is pushing women to be successful outside of motherhood.  I think the push back by some is to then discount those who are successful outside of motherhood.  And then, of course, there are politicians who use this issue just like they call everyone racist.  LOL!!  Even my little children would make fun of how ridiculous these politicians sound.

    So, to try to step away from all that noise and honor women for who God created them to be, the clear answer is any woman who is choosing courageously to follow the path that God has set out for her with grace and truth.

    Proverbs 31 is the best description of this type of woman, of whom I know many, especially my wife.

    Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
        She is more precious than rubies.
    Her husband can trust her,
        and she will greatly enrich his life.
    She brings him good, not harm,
        all the days of her life.

    She finds wool and flax
        and busily spins it.
    She is like a merchant’s ship,
        bringing her food from afar.
    She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
        and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.

    She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
        with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
    She is energetic and strong,
        a hard worker.
    She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
        her lamp burns late into the night.

    Her hands are busy spinning thread,
        her fingers twisting fiber.
    She extends a helping hand to the poor
        and opens her arms to the needy.
    She has no fear of winter for her household,
        for everyone has warm clothes.

    She makes her own bedspreads.
        She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
    Her husband is well known at the city gates,
        where he sits with the other civic leaders.
    She makes belted linen garments
        and sashes to sell to the merchants.

    She is clothed with strength and dignity,
        and she laughs without fear of the future.
    When she speaks, her words are wise,
        and she gives instructions with kindness.
    She carefully watches everything in her household
        and suffers nothing from laziness.

    Her children stand and bless her.
        Her husband praises her:
    “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
        but you surpass them all!”

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
        but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
    Reward her for all she has done.
        Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

  • My wife, sacrifices her career to be a stay-at-home Mom

  • Chaplain LIz Danielsen, who has devoted her life to helping others deal with bereavement and loss.  She started a non-profit organization in 2004, scsm.tv, to provide support for those hurting and in need.  Her team has helped thousands over the last 18 years, and she has been a steadfast icon in her community and around the country.