As a mom of three little girls, I am swimming in estrogen and have finally embraced the fact that I have a responsibility to help my girls grow into independent, responsible and caring young women. That’s too much pressure. I need a drink . . . I mean . . .
Tonight I attended an event with The San Diego Women’s Foundation that was hosted at Qualcomm and I invited two of my husband’s employees to join me.
Here’s what I learned about making new friends and introducing other women to philanthropy:
1) You might discover that your husband has made an artform of surrounding himself with funny, ubersmart, altruistic women. Yep, I complimented myself in there, but I gotta say, I was very impressed with the women who work with him. It was a pleasure getting to know them and I know that my husband is now very concerned about what we might have talked about! Particularly because he’s married to me and he knows my tendency to say the most inappropriate things.
2) You may also learn that the way your husband’s employees perceive him is sooooooo not the remote control helicopter flying, read princess stories, “kung foo fighting” dancing, man that his three little girls know and adore.
3) When funny, ubersmart, altruistic women get together, there’s nothing they can’t do. Over the last 10 years the Women’s Foundation has made grants of more than $2 million and supported close to 60 organizations in San Diego County. Each member’s $2,000 annual contribution translates into a quarter of a million dollars back into the community. That’s pretty cool and I am so proud to be part of it. If you want more information, visit www.sdwomensfoundation.org. Another very cool organization I am a member of that supports women and children's causes is Women Give San Diego - http://www.womengivesd.org/.
Recommendation for today - appreciate and value all the women in your life. From having amazing careers to raising children they accomplish extraordinary things everyday.