A message from Co Founder COO Sally-Anne Ferguson on International Womens Day

“We are living through one of the most transformational eras for women globally. An era where women are choosing to be confident, intelligent, creative and strong, and most importantly learning to be comfortable with her own self worth and self value.

As we women continue to choose to value our selves, it takes an army of men to support that too. So thank you to all of of the men that are holding that respectful energy, and encouraging women to step forward and shine.

I have been incredibly fortunate to be surrounded my whole life by men who have only ever believed in me. At times when I have not believed in myself, they have pulled me aside and told me to stand up for what I deserve, and go for it. So a huge thank you especially to my Dad and my brother for setting that standard for me early in life, and now also InnerOrigin Co–Founder David Nomchong.

To be the female co-founder of InnerOrigin is an absolute honor and a privilege. Today we have thousands of female entrepreneurs that have chosen to become an Independent Advocate of InnerOrigin, operating their own home based business. To each and everyone of you, I completely honor and respect you! Your amazing efforts, fun energy, hard work, and for the incredible choices you make everyday. I feel so grateful to be able to share in each of your journeys, even if in only the smallest of ways.

As a wellness marketplace, we are empowered with merchant suppliers who formulate, create and manufacture the most incredible wellness products. So many of you too are women! Building yourselves a business with passion, and positively impacting the world with your brilliant creations. You blow me away with your desire and courage. I truly celebrate you.

Women without question are leading the world to choose wellness, simply by the personal choices they make. Among customers shopping with InnerOrigin so many are women who are making the decision on behalf of their household to care about what we put in our bodies, what we put on our bodies, and the importance of what we use in and around our homes.

So to the women of Australia, New Zealand and around the world, I want to say – support your entrepreneurial friends choosing to have and create their own business. Your friend has value to offer you, and it took her tremendous courage to step up and build herself a business. More than anything she is striving for a better future for herself and her family, and she is choosing to grow as a person. She is often building herself a business, so that she can better balance her time, and be able to actively show up in the best possible way to all of her responsibilities – as a mother, a partner, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and also bring an income into her household. Her business is her vehicle to impact the world in something that she is so passionate about, and that alone is a truly a gift to us all.

So when you come across a woman creating a product, offering a service, or a woman sharing and promoting her business – choose to support her. When we women choose to support each other, we help to support the growth our friends self worth, her self esteem, and help her achieve the success she deserves. It is that woman you choose to support that is actually creating the change our world needs for future generation to thrive.

So whatever journey or path your fellow women are on right now in their life, simply choose these four things – Celebrate them, Support Them, Encourage Them and Believe in Them.

Originally published at blog.innerorigin.com