Women are strong. We know we are. So let’s be Unapologetically Strong.
When my good friend Barbara Jones — who I respect as a successful, driven business woman — asked me to share my story for Degree Women’s new campaign celebrating unapologetically strong women, I started thinking about the ways our community of women in social media have shown unapologetic strength.
I am proud to be part of this amazing group of women who are pushing boundaries, creating high quality content, powerfully using social platforms and building solid media businesses.
Janice and I jumped into social media in 2006 with determination and monetization in mind. It was a time when bloggers reluctantly put ads in their sidebars and then apologized for doing so.
We did not apologize for intending to build 5 Minutes for Mom into a business that feeds our families. It’s been a tough road and — like any business — it took time and hard work to get to where we are now and we’ll continue to sweat as we push towards our next level of goals.
My little girls, Julia and Sophia, are my inspiration. I want to teach them to use and show their girl power and be unapologetically strong.
Disclosure: We are participating in a compensated campaign and received a sample product.