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Watching the Olympics always reminds me that if you want to succeed — or achieve greatness — you can’t hold anything back.
 
This month’s 2022 games taught me another lesson: Women also achieve greatness in the ways they help each other succeed.
 
Take Olympians Brittany Bowe and Erin Jackson.
 
Jackson was the first Black woman to make it to Team USA as a speedskater. She was also ranked #1 in the world. But she stumbled in Olympic trials, costing her a chance to compete in this month’s games.
 
That’s when her friend Brittany Bowe stepped up and offered Jackson her spot — saying Jackson earned the right because she was the most qualified to bring home the gold.
 
And on February 13, that’s what Jackson did.
 
Asked about her remarkable act of generosity, Bowe said: “There’s not a doubt in my mind that she wouldn’t do the same thing for me.”
 
That is greatness.
 
And during this Black History Month, it is perhaps the most moving reminder of what we all can do in the workplace and beyond: support each other.
 
This month’s newsletter shares related insights from three Black women leaders who are part of the Conferences for Women family. All offer tips on how to create workplace cultures that help all women succeed.
Find links to the articles below, along with our monthly roundup of happenings we’re celebrating now.
 
Wishing you a great month filled with random acts of support.
 
Lisa B.
 
P.S. Thanks to all who sent in their word of the year. For a glimpse of the words guiding this community in 2022, check this out:

Creating a Culture of Compassion

"When we choose compassion and curiosity, we are acknowledging in humility that I do not always know nor am I always right. I need you, and you need me.”

Betty Hart, theater artist and diversity facilitator

Three Ways to Grow in Dignity &
Overcome Microaggressions

"The dreaming of women of color can never stop. It's a fire that you always have to be stoking...”

Austin Channing Brown, author of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Regenerate Yourself While Helping to Rachel Rickets
Fight Racism

"This is what spiritual activism is about: How we sustain ourselves.”

Rachel Rickets, author of Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy

We're happy to announce the next event in our free Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (JEI) Speaker Series, produced in partnership with the Massachusetts Conference for Women and the Boston Globe.

On Thursday, March 24th, our featured speakers will be discussing "Battling Burnout While Advancing JEI." Registration opens March 10th — stay tuned to your email for information on how to register!

Please support Pennsylvania entrepreneurs and non-profits!

Visit our retail-inspired Women-Owned Business & Community Hub to browse unique gifts, find useful services, and connect with organizations doing good in the world.

Thanks to our sponsors, Qurate Retail Group and Comcast NBCUniversal!

Our sponsors are STILL hiring for on-site and remote positions — meet them on our Job Opportunities page.
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