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Women Who Inspire Us

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As a woman-owned business, we take International Women’s Day to heart.  This year’s theme for Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge –  I think we all have had plenty of challenge lately… so give yourself credit for continuing to show up. It’s a lot!
This year, we’d like to take a moment to honor some ladies who came before (and one still with us, thank goodness!).  Those who inspire us with their words, their work and their stories.

Katherine Delehaunty

Katherine Delehaunty AKA Mom

“Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket”
– Katherine Delehaunty

My mom has always inspired me but how she shows up for her family and those she loves without losing her own identity.

Elsa Schiparelli

“I myself used to do absurd things.  Yes, I mean that.  I had to have a laugh, and some of the things were absurd.  But they could always be worn by an elegant woman; they did not negate her elegance.” – Elsa Schiparelli (referring to some of her designs)

Schiparelli’s styles are timeless, inspired by serendipity and “the impulse of the moment”

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”
– Frida Kahlo

Kahlo’s work and lifestyle has been an inpiration since she continued to work despite living with chronic pain. Tapping into the life flow can result in amazing things.

Pema Chödrön

“You are the sky.  Everything else…it’s just the weather” – Pema Chödrön

She reminds us to remain centered, and keep perspective, even when the weather’s bad. Attachment; it’s overrated.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.” – Harriet Tubman, Suffrage Convention, NY, 1896

Tubman is great inspiration to fight for what’s right, no matter the risk, and bring others along with you. Keep your eye fixed on the North Star.


Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it” – Amelia Earhart

I mean she’s simply fearless – what an inspiration!  Plus this quote is simple, perfect and true.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“My mother told me to be a lady.  And for her that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG paved the way for women in so many ways.  She is an inspiration to be the first and a fighter.


RBG Inspires Me

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At Elisabethan, we’d like to take a moment and honor the incredible Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She was a true trailblazer and a big inspiration to many of us here at Elisabethan.  Without RBG’s life’s work, we’re honestly not sure if Elisabethan would be the same today.

There are many ways RBG has impacted our daily lives.  We’d like to list just a few that some of us may remember while some of us may be learning this for the first time and trust me – your jaw is going to drop.

Look in your wallet.  Yup, that credit card with YOUR name on it – Ginsburg made that possible with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974.  Previously, married women would not be issued bank accounts or credit cards in their own name.  Just to put this in context, America sent a man to the moon before they decided it was ok for a married woman to have control of her own money.  The Equal Credit Opportunity Act allowed ALL people access to credit – this is huge for the financial independence of women!

There was a day (not too long ago) when you could face a jury of all men because women were considered optional.  Some states even argued that due to household and family duties, women should be exempt from juries.  Does that sound like a jury of YOUR peers?  In 1979, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to require women to be on jury – as their civic duties should be equal to that of a man.

In 1996, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg led the 7-1 decision in the United States v. Virginia case requiring publicly funded colleges to admit both genders.  That’s not that long ago!  Again, for context – that’s when Elisabethan was started.

As a woman owned business and simply a business of all women we want to say – Thank you Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for your inspirational leadership and incredibly impactful work.  We will continue to fight.

“So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.” ~ Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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