International Women’s Day is a day to reflect on how far we’ve come, and where we still need to go, when it comes to the social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting women. It’s also a day to celebrate women—and today we would like to do just that, with a lens on the extraordinary women who work at Rulesware and contribute so much to our success, our culture, and our spirit.
We thank you all!
Here are just a few of the women who truly do power Rulesware. We asked them to share a story of a woman who inspires them—a peer, a friend, or even a woman in history. Here’s what they shared. And enjoy our stories of featured women from 2017 and 2018 as well!
Gabriela, on her friend Ana
“Two years ago, Ana and her dad moved to Guadalajara. She came to study at college and he came to work, leaving her mom and sisters back in Aguascalientes. Last year, her dad passed away in a car accident on a trip home, only a few months after her grandmother also passed away. Sadly, her family lost their inheritance because of an error with her father’s will, meaning they lost the car, the apartment and Ana wasn’t able to finish college. But, she pushed through!
Now, Ana has a job, she’s about to finish school and she recovered her vehicle. I really admire her positive attitude. Ana can transform every negative situation into a good one, she’s a fighter! She’s always looking up for a better future, that way, she feels like she’s honoring her father.”
Jennifer, on her mother
“I definitely have to say that the woman who inspires me the most is my mom, due to her perseverance and her strength to overcome obstacles. Now that I am a mom I understand her more in all the effort that she put to raise us.
She may have not had the opportunity to share moments with me as a child, like dropping me to school on my first day of school, like I am able to with my children. However, she has definitely supported me with my studies to become a professional and pushed me to accept new challenges reminding me that this will be accomplished by putting effort and with the help of God.”
Emma, on Mary Anderson
“I was a teenager when I read about Mary Anderson. I remember being inspired by the idea that when we see a problem, we can invent a solution to that problem. Why not? Mary was visiting New York City in 1903 when she saw her trolley driver struggling to see through the sleet-covered windshield. She returned to Alabama and designed what we know as windshield wipers!
Mary was granted a 17-year patent for her windshield wiper invention in 1903 but when she tried to sell the rights, she was told it didn’t have commercial value. But after the patent expired in 1920 (and as the automobile industry skyrocketed), windshield wipers using Anderson’s basic design became standard equipment. I wish Mary had been rewarded for her creativity, but love that her practical invention become a useful part of everyday life.”
Sandra, on Coni
“One woman I definitely admire a lot is our peer Concepción (known as Coni). She’s a single mother with two children in their early 20s. Even though her kids could maintain her, she prefers to work to get some extra money in order to offer them a better lifestyle. Coni helps us to clean the office and you can easily tell she’s a very self-motivated person, always smiling and showing a willingness to help. I feel Coni is the most charming person in the office because she makes sure you always get your lunch on time. She never forgets about your birthday, when possible, she brings you some jelly to celebrate it! She’s a rockstar!”
Supporting One Another
Happy International Women’s Day, all. Let’s all get out there and inspire someone else!
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