2013 is here and we will continue on the path of execution to accomplish our business goals. BWLC will be the catalyst to support the professional development of our women both individually and collectively in order to be strong contributors.
As you know, one of BWLC’s community outreach programs entails mentoring young women in Ghana (West Africa). I am always uplifted by the symbolism of the Sankofa Bird. Sankofa is a word from the Akan people of Ghana that translates in English to “go back and get it”. An Adinkra symbol to represent this same idea is similar to the eastern symbol of a heart, and another version is the “Sankofa Bird” with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back. It symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge.
We further carry this thought of reaching back to help others as we move forward. So remember, as you look forward to others for inspiration, reach back to inspire others; as you look forward to those who have influence, reach back and use your influence to support others; as you look forward to others for positive impact, reach back to positively impact others.
Let us inspire, influence and positively impact each other at every opportunity presented. This will aid in our personal and professional development and move us ever increasingly forward in a successful 2013.
Exciting times … keep it moving.
Deborah V. Hall