There was another Twitter fight last night.
This time, over the fact that a mommyblogger is going to the White House to discuss flexibility in the workplaces. Apparently she is not representative enough, not replicable, too successful… oh, and probably too tall and skinny to boot.
Last time I checked, Heather used to work as a web developer, got fired for writing her blog, and then slowly – yes, slowly – built her media empire over the last decade.
Her blog has enormous popularity, but her company itself has 3 employees – herself, her husband and an assistant she hired about a year ago. My company, started roughly the same time her blog started to take off, has 35 employees and is the 60th largest woman-owned company in Colorado.
Who is better suited to tell the White House about small business?
Not JUST because of her personal experience, but because of her ACCESS to all of us.
Ladies, I am generally not a GIRLPOWER! kind of gal who always puts women first no matter what. But we do ourselves a disservice to bitch and moan when one of our sisters has a great opportunity and all we do is question her right to be there. Yes, there are people who get picked for stuff time and again. Yes, some of them do NOT deserve it. But do YOUR thing and someday someone will see it.
In the meantime, cheer on the people who cheer for us.