In 1911, on March 8, a group of women gathered in NYC to celebrate the first International Women’s Day. Fast forward 110 years, and we find ourselves celebrating Women’s History Month in a world where Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President, is making change in the White House, and we can look with hopeful eyes toward the future and to the world we are building for our children. “I want my daughter to know that there is no limit to what she can do and who she can be,” says Knightsbridge Park Vice President Devra Martinez. “I want her to be empowered to become a changemaker.”
Women have broken so many of the barriers the early suffragettes and feminists were fighting for, and the importance of this month-long celebration is a testament to how far we’ve come and to extending the reach of how much further we will go. “You would be surprised to learn how many things women were not allowed to do just within the past 50 years,” notes Jess Musilli, Director of Business Development here at Knightsbridge Park. “Women were not allowed to open their own bank account, serve on a jury, or attend an Ivy League school until the 1970s. Luckily, women have made good strides, but only together can we continue to support women’s rights.”
As storied institutions like the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum gather to curate virtual celebrations and commemorations of women in US history, we are all living and breathing the air of change that has come about from real women pushing the boundaries and refusing to accept limits we have always known, in our bones, were waiting to be broken. Here at Knightsbridge Park, we are taking this month as an opportunity to celebrate how women will shape the future and how an exceptional team of women at KBP right now are helping to build the creative force and the marketing edge that define this company.
We mark this month “because it’s an honor,” as Alisa Mandanici, our Director of Advertising, notes, “to celebrate the often-overlooked contributions of women to history, culture, and society.” This month is so much about recognition, about shining a light on women whose contributions were not always given their due and appreciating how much strength and talent it takes to become a Ruth Bader Ginsburg or a Zaha Hadid. Our Senior Vice President Alex Cave observes, “This is a time for all of us to flex our feminist muscles and help inspire women to fulfill their true potential. It’s an opportunity to amplify female voices that drive culture and change by celebrating our friends and colleagues, mothers and sisters, artists and abolitionists, scientists and suffragettes, rock stars and rabble-rousers who have influenced the course of our lives.”
This is a month to recognize not just that women are men’s equals but that there is a power in women that we have only begun to tap as a society. As Lisa Faranda, our Director of Creative Content, notes, “It gives us a reason to take time to recognize female movers and shakers and reminds us why women are such a force through historical and current movements.” This force is part of what defines this company— contact us today, to find out for yourself how great women are pushing the boundaries of real estate marketing and reaching people in profound new ways.