"When my wife was pregnant with our first child and and we learned that it was going to be a girl, I burst into tears. My daughter would soon enter a world not just of unequal pay and unequal opportunity, but one where twenty percent of women are raped, and a quarter of girls are sexually abused. "
Dear Friends and Collaborators,
I hope this special issue of The IMPACT CEO Weekly Journal finds each of you well. As leaders and challengers of the status quo -- most of us are naturally drawn to certain reads and topics that feed our insatiable appetite for raw, brave expressions and call to actions for CHANGE. And many times we read something we feel so strongly about that we decide we must connect with the person behind that powerful message no matter what. Well, this is my experience last night with -- you guess-- the author and dad I quoted above -- Sam Polk.
For those of you who follow me and IMPACT on Twitter, I'm sure you saw the tweets behind "Bro Talk". I was so fired up as I was reading Sam's article from the Sunday issue of the NY Times that I soon found myself sending him a tweet praising him for the timely, powerful and brave article -- asking us to connect. I told him the realities he cited were the reasons why I created Conversations with Men™.
Janet C. Salazar