Yesterday was a day of firsts for the United States government.  One hundred women were sworn into the House of Representatives and six women into the Senate.  The speaker of the house is also a woman… Nancy Pelosi.  The first Native American women, the first Muslim woman, the first Palestinian-American woman also joined the team.  One hundred years after some women were first granted the right to vote in 1918.

Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s voting rights movement, said, “The day may be approaching when the whole world will recognize woman as the equal of man.”

Although there are still inequalities, trails are being blazed.  What a wonderful story for our young girls to hear.  Anything is possible if you believe.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, lawyer and founder of Pakistan, said, “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

May we remember that hard work and standing up for what you believe in will get you where you want to go.  What trails can we blaze today?