Honoring Us During Women's History Month - Lioness Magazine
Editor’s Note

Honoring Us During Women’s History Month

I love this time of year. Spring is on the horizon and the sun begins to shine a little bit longer as many of us shrug off the chill and layers of winter. 

March is such a perfect time to celebrate women as the very name suggests forward movement. While popular historical tales tend to focus on great or infamous men, we all know there were plenty of the same to be found in the female counterparts.

When I was a kid in school, I always rolled my eyes at any type of “history month” because I felt like we talked about the same people over and over and over. Stories about women like Amelia Earhart and Madam C.J. Walker were far and few between. That, and they seemed so very far away.

I wanted to know who was making noise now? Who was someone disrupting something somewhere this second?

I respect tradition and I believe it’s important that we honor those women who have come before us who have paved the roads that we now travel so freely. I’m thankful for the storytellers who are gifted at sharing those narratives — whether through news articles or biographies, museum curation or screenplays. 

Lioness is doing its part to feature women who are making history in the here and now. Day in and day out, we feature women who are attempting to disrupt the world with their inventions. Some succeed, some fail, all are completely badass and a strong link in a long chain of women who have chosen to do it their way.

Women who live in Canada, Nigeria, Mexico, England … a tapestry of cultures, races and customs bonded together by sisterhood and entrepreneurship.

As we embark on Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), let’s remember to not only salute the women who are behind us but the ones beside us as well.

Until next time …

Rock your day,

About the author

Natasha Zena

Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the go-to news source for everything female entrepreneur. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs and moderated panels at a number of national accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences such as The Lean Startup Conference, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Women Empower Expo and Smart Cities Connect. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.

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