International Day of Rural Women sounds pretty cool. It’s every October 15, as declared by the United Nations.
|Rural women Primrose and Portia,
friends from my South Africa trip.
The problem is the U.N. page talks about “rural women” but they actually mean “rural women in developing countries.” That’s a pet peeve of mine: saying “rural” when you mean to say “in developing countries.”
Not that I lack respect for the rural women of developing regions. The rural women I’ve met in the developing world are exceptionally worthy of greater recognition and increased respect and opportunity. In my mind, rural women are the drivers of development and change in those regions.
|Rural woman Val Wagner,
a friend from North Dakota
Let’s take our own spin on this. The U.N. mentioned improving rural women’s “skills as producers, leaders and entrepreneurs.” I’m all for that, for all rural women.
Spend some time today supporting the rural women around you who are producers, leaders and entrepreneurs.
In fact, why not take a moment to honor one rural woman in the comments?
- Rural business idea: Rent chicks for Easter - February 19, 2018
- What hours should a retail store be open in a small town? - February 12, 2018
- Want more young families to shop downtown? Consider family parking - February 5, 2018
- How independent retailers can trick Alexa, Siri, and Google Home to capture orders from local customers - January 29, 2018
- Who are the next 5 people who will hire you? - January 22, 2018
- 2017 was the retail apocalypse. What does the future of retail hold for small town stores? - January 15, 2018
- New after-conference rule: the 2-to-1 rule - January 8, 2018
- For better planning, assess your strengths - January 1, 2018
- The end of year checklist for small businesses - December 26, 2017
- Survey of Rural Challenges 2017: What Small Town People See as Their Biggest Challenges and What Topics They Most Want Help With - December 18, 2017