Editor’s Column: Women’s Health Has Never Been More Important

Former first lady Michelle Obama once said, “Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.”

Putting all politics aside, Mrs. Obama just became one of my new heroes. And I’m totally going to steal that quote for future use! I mean, who else has ever encapsulated the importance of women’s health and the impact women have on our society quite like that? I like to think I’ve said a few savvy things in my day — especially when it comes to girl power. But nothing comes close to that!

She’s 100% correct. Ensuring all women have access to quality healthcare not only strengthens our community, country, and the world but also impacts on a positive level how we do business and the level of quality healthcare that is, in turn, shared with our children and families.

Hence, one of our primary themes for this month’s issue: Women’s Wellness.

From pregnancy and childbirth to staying on top of breast cancer screenings, heart disease, osteoporosis, and even menopause, women’s health is a massive undertaking and something all of us — men included — should take very seriously. We’ve focused on many of these topics in previous years, and hopefully, you’ll find articles of interest this year as we continue to celebrate women in every way possible. Perhaps a few will inspire you and open your eyes to a few things you didn’t know.

In the meantime, I thought I’d close this column by sharing a few inspiring quotes on women:

“A woman’s health is her capital.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe.

“A woman is like a tea bag — you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.” — Astrid Alauda.

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” — Audrey Hepburn.

Thanks for reading this month’s issue!

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