Women’s History Month is in full swing, along with a full year living and working through a pandemic. This got our team thinking about how we continue to work alongside our trusted manufacturing partners and hardworking delivery team to create beautiful artifacts for our community. A community who is still largely working from home.
This wouldn’t have been possible without our fearless leader, Sarah Mirth.
We sat down with Sarah to reflect on this past year and discuss the women throughout her life who have paved the way and shown resilience that inspires her to keep going - in full force. Some of the women include family members, friends, and fellow female entrepreneurs.
Do you have ambitious women in your family that you look up to?
I come from a long line of strong women. My mom was a mathematics major in college and went on to lead an IT team in the corporate world. Years later she knew all the answers to my college physics and calculus homework as if it were easy. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were hardworking resilient women who lived well into their 90s, one being a doctor and the other a farmer. One still lives on our 200-year-old family farm and looks forward to driving herself to church and mowing her lawn every week at 96 years old. I was raised with the understanding that women are fully capable of whatever they set out to achieve.
Are there any women entrepreneurs that you’re inspired by?
Absolutely, from friends like Zoë Scharf at Greetabl or Reshma Chamberlin at Summersalt to highly successful entrepreneurs like Sara Blakely who paved the way. I'm also excited by the growing number of female executives in the corporate world such as Andi Owen from Herman Miller and Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook.
Any wisdom you can lend during these uncertain times as a small business owner?
Even the best-laid plan can’t make it through a global pandemic without shifting and evolving. Accept this and be ready to shift and evolve with it.
Surround yourself with people that also care deeply about your mission.
And perhaps most importantly, take a moment to be grateful for the health of your family and your team.