At flighunit we are extremely thankful that we have been able to empower so many young women over the past few years through our women in skill trades conference. There are so many amazing females past and present that are doing inspiring things to lead the next generation of leaders in the fight for equality. We recognize that it is not only crucial for the success and growth of women but for the success and growth of humankind. We are happy to highlight and celebrate the women in our lives and around the world. To all our mothers, sisters, friends, wives, leaders, and the numerous other roles that you may play, we say thank you!! For all the late nights and early mornings, we appreciate all the kind, thoughtful and wonderful things that you do to make our world a beautiful place. Your endless effort does not go unnoticed, we recognize the phenomenal things and loving energy that you possess. The relationship between mother nature and father time is one of the ages and the Yin in the yang of life. In celebration of the Yin and the feminine life force of receptivity, we would ask that you be proactive in acknowledging and appreciating God’s marvelous creatures,

It is important that as a society we recognize the need for females to be given equal rights and respect within every environment. Although there is more work to be done the future looks extremely promising. On that note, we would like to salute some of the amazing trailblazers that are redefining the role of women and liberating the next wave of amazing women to come.  This is just an introduction to female greatness we encourage you to take the time to do a search of your own to get inspired.

Great females of past and present:

Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Greta Thunberg, Michelle Obama, Chrystia Freeland, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Christine Sinclair, Issa Rae, MacKenzie Scott, Katherine Johnson, Melinda French Gates, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelo, Anne Frank, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Alice Paul, Gloria Steinem, Angela Davis, Malala Yousafzai,  Billie Jean King

Reese Witherspoon

Many of us know the actress Reese Witherspoon for all her famous movies and numerous accolades. But many of us don’t know how much she does in the community for not only women but for humanity. Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976. Some of her accolades include; an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, she is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world as of 2019. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2015, furthermore Forbes listed her among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019.

Witherspoon is involved in children’s and Women’s rights advocacy. She is a long-time supporter of Save the Children, an organization that helps provide children around the world with education, healthcare, and emergency aid. She also serves on the board of the Children’s Defence Fund (CDF), a child advocacy and research group. In 2006, she was among a group of actresses who went to New Orleans, Louisiana in a CDF project to publicize the needs of Hurricane Katarina victims. During this trip, she helped open the city’s first Freedom School, as she met and talked with the children. Witherspoon later called this an experience that she would never forget. In 2020, during the COVID 19 pandemic, Witherspoon announced the “Draper James Loves Teachers” initiative, offering free dresses from the clothing collection to teachers

Reese was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation dedicated to women’s causes. In 2000, she co-founded production company Type A Films, which has since merged with Hello Sunshine, a media firm that Witherspoon also co-founded in 2016. Hello Sunshine, focused on female-led stories, has produced many films and television series.

Reese Witherspoon started off as an actress but has worked to make herself into so much more. She is a definition of what a leader should be!