Continuing to Inspire: Women’s History Month

Mar 15, 2021 | Holidays

There is a lot of great inspiration for the M9 team as we celebrate Women’s History Month:

Motivational Messages

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

Honorable Historic Moments

May 29, 1851: Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I a Woman” speech. Born a slave, and after she gained her freedom 1827, Sojourner Truth became a well-known anti-slavery speaker. Women’s rights became Truth’s life’s work. During the historic Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851, Truth delivered her most famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech. At the time, her speech wasn’t transcribed, therefore a completely accurate rendition of what Sojourner Truth actually said has been lost. What is accurate, however, is the historic impact her speech and actions towards equal rights had on the U.S.

Born in Indiana in 1936, Margaret Hamilton studied mathematics and became a programmer, writing software for military and weather-related projects at MIT. But it was her work as the lead software engineer for NASA’s Apollo program that cemented her legacy. She and her team wrote the code and algorithms for the spacecraft’s in-flight software, which included instructions for everything from how to run the spacecraft, to how to detect and troubleshoot problems. Hamilton’s work contributed to Apollo 11’s safe moon landing, and she also coined the term, “software engineering” before the field was a respected, discrete discipline. After her work for NASA, Hamilton founded her own tech companies and, in 2016, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woman-Owned Delicious Dining Options

For Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose and Maydan, being a restaurant owner is a personal endeavor that’s deeply connected to her experience growing up as a daughter of a Sicilian father and Lebanese mother.

“I’m in this for every woman who felt less than growing up because she looked different or someone told them that being different was bad,” says Previte. “I started making food for people that was the food that made me ‘weird’ growing up, and the world finally understood, appreciated and now celebrates those differences.”

Previte’s restaurants are just two of the nearly 20 women-owned restaurants in DC that you can find on Resy. Throughout the months of March and April, Resy is celebrating female restaurant industry leaders with its global dinner series, The Women of Food.

The series mantra is simple: Behind every great restaurant is a woman. The following women-owned restaurants in DC are proof of that:

What Woman Inspires You? Views by members of the M9 Team

By Lacy Bradley, Senior Account Executive

There are many women that inspire me but the first ones that come to mind are those who I am closest with, my mom and three sisters!  I remember at my wedding, one of our groomsmen asked my mom how she raised four strong women, which didn’t really resonate with me until that weekend.  Looking back,  I don’t think she thought she had any other option but to do just that!  Now that I am a mom, I see the importance of being a role model to my two children on a daily basis.  As a working mom with two toddlers, I often feel that it is hard to do it all and juggle everything successfully.  One thing my mom and sisters consistently remind me of is to have grace with myself.  I hope to inspire other women, especially moms, to do the same.  It is important to make time for themselves because I think you can be a great mom without sacrificing goals- professional goals, fitness goals, family goals or otherwise.