Women want to feel indispensable. Women want to give back and feel needed in return. We are firm believers that one person can make a difference, despite the notion that people are “replaceable.”
Whether it’s mothering a child, contributing to the success of a company or making a conscious impact in a community, empowerment can so easily be found when we feel we are an important piece to the puzzle. I believe that the desire for an emotional connection to a greater society is what has pushed women to fight for where we are today – a strong, confident culture that wants our voices heard.
We, as women, care about creating a balance between family and career; we care about our relationships; we care about our surroundings and how we will leave the world behind for future generations, all in an effort to function as a part of the social fabric. The day when a woman’s place was decided for her is long gone … now we decide our legacies and how we will mark our importance.
Kim Barnouin is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling books Skinny Bitch, and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Kim also co-authored Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Skinny Bitchin’, and the most recent release, Skinny Bastard, the Skinny Bitch version for men. Kim’s most recent project is the launch of a healthy lifestyle website for women, Healthybitchdaily.com.
Kim Barnouin was a speaker at The Women's Conference 2009.