Honoring Extraordinary Womxn Everyday
In honor of the commemoration of Womxn’s Herstory— The Phoenix is focused on celebrating the extraordinary achievements of all womxn.
Honoring Extraordinary Womxn Everyday
At The Phoenix, womxn are celebrated for their meaningful contributions to society, not just during the month of March, but every day. The Phoenix is a place where all talented minds can come together to make bold, award-winning creative designs and campaigns that positively impact the world around us.
Despite some great strides, as womxn, we still have a very long way to go. Womxn continue to be plagued with discrimination, prejudice and bias throughout the world. It is our commitment to ensure that we consistently recognize the many womxn who have made and continue to make a difference every day. We strive for a future where young womxn can approach their life choices knowing that the sky is nowhere near the limit. We hope to bring about a world where womxn from all cultures are acknowledged and honored for their accomplishments, sacrifices and trails that they have blazed to #BreakTheBias for the next generation.
As we close out Womxn’s Herstory Month, please be sure to take a moment to thank the womxn in your life for their daily efforts that unite, inspire and move us toward the future of equity. Without their contributions, we will not achieve our highest potential.
In honor of our commitment to #AmplifyWomxnsVoices, please also be sure to grab one (or several) of these must-read books, recommended by members of The Phoenix team below.
1. Be Unapologetically You: A Self Love Guide for Women of Color by Adeline Bird
Everybody looks at themselves and finds all sorts of reasons not to love what they see, or they wait for someone else to give them permission to love themselves. You have to stop waiting and start doing it and that takes some work. Self-love is not something that just happens – it’s a creative process where you dig deep to find your own soul. You have to let go of comparisons that make you feel less than and you have to see your supposed flaws as your gifts.
2. Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World by Alyse Nelson
Women's progress is global progress. Where there is an increase in women's university enrollment rates, women's earnings, and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families, and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, women remain the most consistently under-utilized resource. Vital Voices calls for and makes possible transformative leadership around the world.
3. Get Good with Money: 10 steps to Become Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche
Revealing this practical ten-step process for the first time in its entirety, Get Good with Money introduces the powerful concept of building wealth through financial wholeness: a realistic, achievable, and energizing alternative to get-rich-quick and over-complicated money management systems. With helpful checklists, worksheets, a tool kit of resources, and advanced advice from experts who Tiffany herself relies on (her “Budgetnista Boosters”), Get Good with Money gets crystal clear on the short-term actions that lead to long-term goals.
4. Becoming by Michelle Obama
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
5. Extraordinary Women In History: 70 Remarkable Women Who Made a Difference, Inspired & Broke Barriers by Leah Gail
Compiling the incredible real-life stories of 70 remarkable women throughout history, these short stories seek to inspire and empower women of all backgrounds to dream big and break barriers by sharing the amazing achievements of truly unstoppable female heroes. From female daredevils and pioneering innovators to radical reformers, dedicated activists, leaders, wordsmiths, artists, veterans, and more, inside you will discover the lives and legacies of these once-in-a-lifetime trailblazers.