Real Estate Rundown March 8, 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month. Barbie Salute!

Why do we celebrate Women’s History Month? Not only is Women’s History Month a time of reflection, but it’s also a moment to recognize how the efforts and bravery of past generations continues to pave the way for females today.

March has been dubbed International Women’s Month and Women’s History Month with the intent to honor women. 

Why March?  

March is monumental to women with March 13, 1913,  marking the Women’s Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C., which took place, where more than 8,000 women gathered to demand a constitutional amendment guaranteeing their right to vote. And on March 22, 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed in the Senate.

Women have championed their role to expand into becoming whomever and what ever they want to be. According to the November 6, 2023, US National Defense report, the percent of women in military service increased to 17.5%. 

Take time to salute the brave and loving women you know.  The women business owners, employees, co-workers, moms, sisters, friends and all females who have and still take down the walls of conformity. 

I was skeptical of the Barbie movie when I first saw the trailer, but was encouraged to watch it.  It may be one of the surprise hits of 2023 not by the popularity of it, but by the message. Although some criticized the feminist speech by America Ferrera in the movie, for some it hit home.


You have to say you want to be healthy, but also you have to be thin. You have to have money, but you can’t ask for money because that’s crass. You have to be a boss, but you can’t be mean, you have to lead, but you can’t squash other people’s ideas.”


Barbie, as a cultural icon, has indeed evolved over the years to become more than just a body figure. The brand has embraced diversity, inclusivity, and empowerment, showcasing Barbie dolls with different body types, skin tones, hairstyles, and careers.

This shift in representation reflects a broader movement towards celebrating women’s achievements, promoting positive body image, and encouraging girls to dream big. It encourages them to see themselves in a variety of roles and opportunities beyond traditional stereotypes.

Barbie is technically 83 years old, (she does not age according to Mattel), so she too has gracefully weathered the many changes for women, to date she has had over 250 careers and has run for president.

I  admire the women in my personal world that touch the lives of so many. I am lucky to observe their show of resilience, strength, and just plain good common sense. They make me a better woman. 

Here’s to sending my high-five to the women of the past, present and the future. Keep owning your ideas and never let anyone tell you that you can’t…you absolutely can!


Side note: pizza month is October, so plan ahead.