Our horse was a gift to my daughter from her grandmother last winter. I supported my daughter having a horse, but I didn’t realize then that what I was doing for her, I was doing for myself, too. I began riding with my girlfriends weekly in the spring and in no time fell in love with the freedom from my worries and entering into a surreal world where time goes by as fast as a horse can gallop. What I wanted for my daughter was a reason to get away from her stressful teenage world, to develop a relationship of mutual trust and bond with another being, to gain confidence and to overcome fears. What I wanted for my daughter, I received myself.
The world we want for ourselves is the world we want for our daughters. We want them to survive and thrive, earn a good living, feel safe and secure, be healthy and happy and lead the way to a better tomorrow. Elevating Women and Girls in Southeastern Minnesota article featured in this 2013 Rochester Women’s Business & Resource Directory is about making the world better for females today and in the future. The article is based on the Status of Women & Girls in Minnesota Research Overview released in February 2012.
Negotiating in Higher Heels article teaches women to assertively get what they want. Usually getting what we want is a matter of knowing what we want first and then asking for it. This applies to both personal and professional relationships. So if you know what you want to improve our world, go for it girl!
The women in business highlighted in the advertorials throughout this issue of Rochester Women’s Business & Resource Directory believe in helping other women succeed in business and in life. They are the reason this publication is possible. Thank them for advertising and support their businesses.
The non-profit resources featured in the Rochester Women’s Business & Resource Directory are those that truly help make this world a better place for women and girls. Contact them when you need help or get involved by joining or supporting these local organizations.
Thank you for reading the 2013 Rochester Women’s Business & Resource Directory. I hope this issue makes the world a better place for us and our girls.
Jorrie L. Johnson, Publisher