Changing of the Guard
New York City
As a businesswoman, I see clearly and shrewdly: only what serves to advance, promote, and support good business, good practices, good policies, profit, longevity, and durable success. My every thought, action, and abstention has a clear purpose.
As a woman, in America, every business decision I make will be challenged and later discussed.
As a Black woman, born and raised in the United States, and a descendant of U.S. government sanctioned slavery, I continue to strive for civil rights, equity, and parity; in America, individuals who have not strived or fought take for granted and feel entitled to rights and liberties for which my body has been scarred for, and which I am presently denied. All that I have achieved has been on my own (with God’s help): unaided by American groups for women, institutions, affiliations, or the United States at large, which, today still denies to Black American, law-abiding, descendants of American government sanctioned slaves, equal status to peer groups. Thus, I do not hold even the slightest expectation of external aid: it is firmly instilled in me that I must persist and look within if I am to survive.
I am a woman, a business owner, and I am a Black American. I have a rich multi-ethnic heritage. I put duty and responsibility (and, of course, my commitment to God above all else) before sentiment. When, if, and where emotion detracts, delays, or otherwise obstructs clear responsibility or justice, I will always be dutiful and carry out my oath of office.
The women I serve with – hire, recommend, or otherwise support – share this distinct and unique quality: duty, responsibility, commitment, and sensibility, before sentimentality but not humanity. We maintain our uncompromised moral and lawful character at all times. We hold all to this same standard, without exception or excuse.
We bear standards where men and women before us have failed. We report violators even when they share our own blood, race, nationality or ethnicity; we are exemplar pillars of moral and lawful character: we do not engage in impropriety, immorality, or turn a blind eye to injustice, although it may be easier and more palatable to look away.
We give praise where praise is due, and we do not hesitate to publicly denounce even once beloved figures who turn reprobate.
We honor the great women who have gone before us, inspired us, instructed us, cared for us, and loved us. We are faster, stronger, smarter, and more resilient because of the fearless female leaders who were before us. We are forever grateful, and dutiful.
To the women of uncompromised character and integrity, and of unrelenting will, changing the world: we honor your service and pledge to remain steadfast and standard bearing. End of Ceremony.
Today, January 20, 2021, with immediate effect, a new Honorable Female Team has been appointed to serve, to faithfully and dutifully execute the duties of office, to make and enforce policies which advance the Company, to advise, to make recommendations and successive appointments, and to lead.
The Changing of the Guard is now complete.
Strong Female Leadership
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