How do you thank the women in your life?

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Whether it be with a card, flowers, telephone call, or hand-written sonnet, there can be no doubt: it's important to thank the women in your life for all they contribute--perhaps now, more than ever. Novelist, poet, and playwright Gertrude Stein summed it up succinctly when she observed, "Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone."

To be honest, it can be a little intimidating to find ways to adequately express our gratitude to our supporters because what you provide is so critical to our ability to make change. Every cornerstone of progress and change in women's history was made possible by individuals who saw the potential of women to challenge the status quo, lead by example, and achieve greatness on a scale thought to be unobtainable. Marie Curie, who became the first woman to receive a Noble Prize in 1903, had an agreement with her sister, Bronislawa, to provide financial assistance during Bronislawa's medical studies, in exchange for similar assistance during her own schooling two years later. Three years after the Girl Scouts of America was founded, the organization desperately needed funds, so its founder, Juliette Gordon Low, famously sold her wedding pearls to keep the organization afloat, ultimately dedicating almost all of her personal assets to keep her dream alive. 

Here at Women4Change, we feel the support of our donors in every step we take. Whether it be at our empowering events, like the State of Women in Indiana and Ready to Run Indiana, or pounding the pavement at the State House to advocate on behalf of redistricting reform, hate crimes legislation, equal pay, the opioid crisis, and voter access, Women4Change is here for you and because of you. 

Like us, we know behind you is a woman who has supported or inspired you to make you who you are today. We ask, in honor of this Women's History Month, that you make a contribution to Women4Change in honor of that woman, no matter who she might be. Show her that you are thankful for her time, compassion, or wisdom--that you are thankful for her. With these donations, Women4Change will post a tribute naming all honorees on our website and social media pages, as well as send a personalized message to your honoree. Simply donate at the link below and then email alysa@women4changeindiana.org (please include their contact information - email or address) to tell us who you would like to thank and why and we'll work on the rest. 

We look forward to continuing in this partnership as powerful voices for change!

Donation link: https://www.women4changeindiana.org/donate