This month I am thrilled to be part of the virtual event, Smart Women Live Their Why, being produced by Sheri McConnell. This event is a series of interviews with entrepreneurial women who are all co-authors of a book by the same name. I hope you’ll listen for my interview at 9 am Central on September 13; here’s the link to the program, which offers several different levels, including free.
Today, I listened to the play back from the first speaker, Linda Rivero, an amazing friend who speaks several languages, and founded a company that sponsors women helping women globally, among other ventures.
Linda pointed out that in the United States, we think about economic security completely different from women in MOST countries. For us, economic security may include having positive cash flow every month, little or no credit card debt, income from a job or business, money for food, health insurance and mortgage, and some money saved for retirement.
In the majority of countries, however, economic security means having:
- Roads and stable infrastructure
- Clean Water
- At least minimal education
- At least minimal health care
Like me, I know that you already know this, but, I am embarrassed to say that I don’t always live in this reality. These simplicities that I often take for granted are not available to others in many places in the world. Now I suddenly feel very wealthy, and I remember that it’s all relative, no matter how much money you have. I also feel an increased, but more empowered responsibility to take care of the wealth that I do have.