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It's the last day of #womenshistorymonth

Yesterday, I shared some of my amazing female mentors.

Today, I'm reflecting on a few women I've never met.

But, they've changed my life. Take a look...

-- Gloria Steinem didn't know that I stole Ms. Magazine from my mother's room every time it was delivered.

**my mom is also a huge inspiration, but I know her :-)

As a young girl, the articles inspired me to become a feminist.

I'll always fight for women's causes.

-- Barbara Walters didn't know that she was my nickname in high school when I started writing for the school newspaper.

As a teen, I was inspired to ask questions and share my thoughts.

I've never stopped.

-- Juliette Gordon Low didn't know I would become a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA, a "can do" organization for all of us.

As a young mother, I engaged with my daughters, my troop and then became Service Unit Manager to help train other leaders.

I learned as much as they did.

-- Iris Apfel may never know how many women she's inspired to follow their own path.

As a pro-ager and "modern elder" (thanks Modern Elder Academy), I'm celebrating myself at every age.

Looking back at my own history, at the photo of my younger self graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, there were so many things I didn't know.

But I did know I'd be following women who paved the way and hopefully smoothing the road for others.

As the saying goes, "Here's to strong women. May we be them, may we know them, may we raise them."

I'm glad I am...

I have... (Goldie Wetcher - my mom)

And I did... (Aliza McHughCasey McHugh - my daughters)

Who inspired you then? Who inspires you now?


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