International Women's Day

Hi everyone,

Natalie from FG Creative here! Happy International Women’s day a few days ago!

It was such a wonderful day of women empowering women, and because I work in a mostly all women office (sorry, Jeff) I wanted to ask the ladies their thoughts on what it means to be a a woman.


I was lucky enough to be raised by a Dad who told me I could be anything I wanted if I learned and tried, just like he did.  He never saw a difference between men and women, it was all about trying and never giving up.  And by a Mom who achieved great success and was a pioneer in the world of computers, and taught me that the glass ceiling only deflected the faint of heart.  And I was blessed to meet and marry a man who always has my back, encourages me to fly, and holds me when I fall.  My first boss was a strong woman, who encouraged me to keep striving for excellence, and gave me encouragement to become a business owner.  People are equal when the drive and dedication to achieve higher levels is just business as usual. marilyn monroe


My thoughts are..........

Being compassionate, caring and giving.  Putting others before myself..... and of course, getting to wear fabulous clothes!!!  :-) cindy


I love the duality of being a woman. I'm at the same time strong and sensitive. Assertive and gentle. Nurturing of others, indulgent of myself. I'm smart and I'm witty and I don't have to hide or shrink that to be perceived as sexy, because a woman with a brilliant mind IS sexy. 

To sum up my thoughts in quote form:

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." - Coco Chanel and and "If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?" - Tina Feytricia


I love working in an office full of smart, strong, amazing women. And I also love being a woman because it has allowed me to be a mom to my two boys, Skylar and Rhyus.chelsea sons


I love being a woman! I am a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend. Being a woman means maintaining a beautiful balance between my logical/practical mind and my creative/intuitive mind. When the two are in sync, I feel fearless and unstoppable. It means being able to "fall in love" with our clients, while still maintaining professionalism and producing results. Sometimes it means a hug, instead of a handshake. Sometimes it means a late night phone call with a client who needs immediate help. Sometimes it's as simple as being present and reassuring with a client who is diving into uncharted territory. 

“At the end of the day, I am a woman. I was married very young, divorced very young, was a single mother very young. And I remember how important it was for me to be independent, to have my own money, to be able to give my son all the things that I wanted. I know how important it was for me to be able to create my own business. And now that I can empower other women, it's like I have to. It's like I'm supposed to try to encourage other women, to be able to empower them so that they can also be free.” – Sofia Vergaratalie


I love being a woman, and although I am still figuring out exactly what that means to me I know that I am a daughter, grand-daughter, sister, and friend. Without the strong woman in my life, I don’t know where I would be. I am lucky to have wonderful girlfriends that lift each other up, a mom who raised me for many years alone, a little sister who looks up to me, and many more. These relationships have inspired and continue to inspire me to be the best version of myself.natalie