It dawned on me one day that so many of the most influential figures in my life have been strong-willed, talented and intelligent women who are business owners and industry leaders in their own right.
In fact, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work for many of them. For instance, my time as Web Editor at Pure Green Magazine and right-hand gal to Editor-in-Chief Celine MacKay, was enlightening to say the very least. To this day, Celine still has one of the best eyes for style and beauty and an innate sensibility towards environmentalism that changed the way I saw my role as an everyday eco-activist. I have her to thank for so much of my work today.
My yoga teacher and friend Omni Kitts-Ferrara, CEO of YogaMechanics in Montclair, New Jersey is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is Omni one of the most creative people I know, she’s also a gifted movement expert and excels in teaching others about the human body. She has a voice in the yoga world that has transformed many, many lives for the better and continues to push everyone to be the best version of themselves purely through leading by example. My favorite question to ask her is, “so what are you up lately, Om?”
I could keep going because there are so many awesome women out there whose accomplishments are worth celebrating. What I decided to do instead was feature a handful of them here all throughout February in a series I’m calling, A Month of Mavens.
I’m personally so grateful for the girls who are going for it in anyway that they can. Whether they are doing great things that we can see or small things in a great way (to paraphrase Dr. King!) I draw so much inspiration and motivation to keep chugging away on my own mission of empowering others to live a more conscious and connected life through The Basic Goods. ‘Cause ladies! We are mentors, sisters, teammates, friends and each other’s best supporters. In this age, where we can easily fall into a cycle of comparison and a need to self-promote, it’s important to remember that we’re better together and a rising tide lifts all ships.
I hope this series will leave you feeling refreshed and energized for this next season of your life, wherever you are at and in whatever you are doing. Grab your best gals, subscribe to The Basic Goods and share the love. I can’t wait to introduce you to some hardworking, talented and inspiring mavens this month who are sure to leave you feeling motivated to take #InspiredAction.