In 1980, Doris Christopher was looking for a way to contribute to her household income without sacrificing time with her two young daughters. With that goal in mind, she created Pampered Chef. Thirty-eight years later, Doris’ dream to live life on her own terms inspires tens of thousands of people to do the same every day.
In honor of International Women’s Day, a day that celebrates women’s achievements, we asked consultants to share what it means to be a woman today and what makes them feel empowered. Their responses made us leap up and cheer.
Personal Growth & Wellbeing
“Success as a woman today is waking up with a desire to be a better me than I was yesterday.” – Tracy from Florida
“Making me the No. 1 priority in my life. I’m a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful boys, and I’m quick to put everything and everyone else first. I made a promise to look after me first, so this ship runs smoothly.” – Jill from Alberta, Canada
“I’ve done a ton of personal development that I’ve never done before because I was afraid. It was huge and eye-opening. It’s provided a lot of confidence.” – Susan from Texas
Teaching Future Generations
“One of the things that I try to tell my daughter is that nothing is too hard. The word hard just makes people stop. I tell her things are a challenge, and that we always overcome challenges. When a challenge comes, you don’t just give up, you figure out another way to get around it, get over it, get through it—but you don’t stop.” – Chapreese from New Hampshire
“As a mom of two teenage boys, it’s important to me to show that I’m not only a mom but a woman with goals and dreams for the future. It’s important for them to learn what women want and how they want to be treated. That I’m more than their mom, which I’m very proud to be, but that I’m a businesswoman and I have a passion for helping others.” – Sarah from Alberta, Canada
Lifting Up Yourself & Others
“I’m taking back control of my future. I’m being open about where my life was and where it’s going now so I can help others.” – Jenna from North Carolina
“A woman of 2019 does not say, ‘I cannot,’ but instead, ‘I can roll with life and honor my values and who is coming with me?’.” – Claire from Wisconsin
Together, we can build a world that celebrates and empowers women in all areas of society. International Women’s Day is an ongoing movement to make a positive change for women and celebrate their achievements. We want to know what empowerment means to you. How will you take this day and make it yours? Share your inspiring thoughts in the comments below or join the conversation on our Facebook page.