Many of you may not know this, but tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. In an effort to bring awareness to this special day, I have teamed up with Cabi to share a little of my story and what they are doing to help women around the world start their own successful businesses.
I started my blog when my first baby was born. That was almost 5 years ago. I had no idea what I was doing. Struggling, I did a lot of research and went back to school. I completed two different certifications from Fashion Institute of Technology. Then last year, I realized I was ready to turn this into a business. I went through the formal processes, completed my trademark, and got everything together to run a functional legal business by MYSELF.
It’s crazy to look back on everything I have accomplished in the last two years. I couldn’t have done that without the support of family and friends. My husband was my biggest supporter. Staying up with me until the middle of night to finish assignments or to change a design on my blog. He funded my entire education, all of promotional items, everything. I couldn’t have done this without him. I was truly blessed.
Now, what about the people who aren’t so lucky? What about the women in third world countries who aren’t given the same privileges that I am? That’s where Cabi comes in. They have started the heart of Cabi. W.e. are Cabi donates clothes to people affected by natural disasters, but most importantly they help women in developing countries get out of poverty by empowering them and helping them start their own businesses through education and financial support. With each stylist that joins Cabi, they fund a loan for a woman somewhere in the world to start her own business. How awesome is that?
Today, we need to stand together as women and be proud of the marks we are making on the world. We all have put blood, sweat, tears and time into starting our own businesses. We should be proud of all that we have accomplished. Congratulations to all my fellow women entrepreneurs. Cheers to International Women’s Day.
In honor of IWD I am sharing an outfit featuring the Siena blouse which is the heart of cabi item. A portion of the sales of this blouse help to fund the foundation.
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Will you be celebrating International Women’s Day? Or is there someone that you feel deserves to be recognized for their hard work? Leave their name in the comments. Let’s make today’s comment thread all about the amazing women in our lives.
Linking up with these lovely ladies.
*Although product was provided, all opinions are my own.