CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - March is Women’s History Month in America, and its roots trace back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911.
Women comprise the majority of the population in America and they start businesses at a faster rate than men.
According to business schools.com, women are better educated than men. They’ve earned 60 percent of undergraduate degrees, 60 percent of masters degrees and 44 percent of masters degrees in business and management.
Alexandria Johnson Boone is CEO and Founder of Gap Communications Group, which is one of the oldest and largest minority public relations firms in Ohio.
She is also the founder of the Women of Color Foundation, which works to build networks with all women.
“We have so much talent. We have so many gifts and we’re always sharing them. People don’t always give the credit or the recognition that we deserve for the things that we’ve done to change the community, to change the world,” she said.
Another shining example of a successful woman is Cleveland Pastor Natalie Brown Rudd, author of Stormy Weather: 25 Lessons Learned While Weathering the Storms of Life! She’s also CEO and Founder of Because of His Grace Ministries; the Chaplain, Women of Color Foundation and a registered nurse.
“The fact of the matter Harry is we’re in the middle of a storm, on our way to a storm or walking out of one. So, how do you strive through that? When life sends you a curve ball what do you do? And for me being a woman of faith, my faith needed to ground me and to carry me through that,” said Rudd.