Last year, I put together a tribute series spotlighting seven remarkable women who inspire me: 

Two entrepreneurs: Madame C.J. Walker and Janice Bryant Howroyd

Two economists: Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander and Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Two in sports, baseball, specifically: Bianca Smith and Kim Ng

And, of course, my beloved mother, Fontilla A. Timmons.

Each in their own way inspires me — teaching me a lesson (or several) about life, money and business.

When I think about their vision; the choices they made; the results of their work; and the commitment they made to walk their path in spite of the odds stacked against them, I am in awe. They certainly have played a role in helping me to chart a path of my own – even if it is a bit wobbly at times. 

They also helped me to discover more about who I am and what’s important to me.

They’ve sparked new ideas, given legs to those I questioned, and/or gave me a different way of looking at what’s right in front of me.

They also helped me to keep my mistakes and missteps in perspective.

In case you cannot tell, I am incredibly grateful for their inspiration. 

Because of them, I endeavor to be a better creator. Because of them, I am encouraged to continuously strive to be and get better at my craft. 

You can “meet” these phenomenal women and learn about why I find them so inspiring here: entrepreneurs, economists, women in baseball, and the tribute to my mother.

Lately, I’ve been fan-girling over Fawn Weaver. I’m excited to share why in next week’s post. 

In the meantime, I share this round-up from last year because if someone’s inspiration and impact is real it never fades, right? I know this to be true in my case, anyway. Especially when it comes to the seven women I highlighted during Women’s History Month last year. 

Just like their experiences held a key for me, perhaps they can unlock something for you, too! 

I also hope you’ll be encouraged to create your own round-up of women who inspire you…and to share it. 

It’s great to be inspired. 

It’s even better to take action and do something with that inspiration. 

And it’s really, really cool when you pass that inspiration along. Because you just never know how who inspires you (and why) may inspire someone else… 🙂

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