Each March, we honor and remember the women who have worked to make this world a better place for all people -- more just, more equitable, and more kind.
Women have changed the course of our history: From Abigail Adams, who was also known as "Mrs. President" for her unshakable efforts to help put our nation on the right path, to Susan B. Anthony who dared to believe that women had an equal voice in our democracy, to Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
They were the trailblazers who forged ahead to ensure that the women who came after them could follow suit and break even more new ground. Along the way, countless glass ceilings have been shattered.
Today, our children are seeing more women in prominent, non-traditional jobs. It is my hope that by the time their children are looking around them for career inspiration, it won't be such a novelty to see a female CEO of a Fortune 500 company or even a woman as President of the United States.
Rather, they will believe that their goals can be limitless because women can achieve anything to which they aspire -- and it will be proven true again and again.
As we celebrate Women's History Month, I hope each of you will take a moment to reflect on the women in your lives. It could be your grandmother or mother, a friend or neighbor, a co-worker or mentor. It could even be a stranger who performed a random act of kindness.
Below you'll find just a few of the remarkable South Florida women whose stories I find inspirational during this Women's History Month. Thank you for honoring the women in our community this month and all throughout the year!