International Women's Day

It is International Women’s Day and it’s
also almost 7pm and I’m heading home after a full day of meetings with clients at the University of Iowa Hospital.
It’s because of the women who came before me that I am able to have those meetings where I am listened to with respect and my advice is sought.
I had those meetings because of the business I own and run- something I can do because of the women who came before me.
I can arrive home and not worry about dinner being made or my kids being cared for because my husband was raised knowing that a woman’s place is not his to dictate and that parents raise children- not just mothers. He was raised that way because of the women who came before me, before him.
My day was made possible by women who refused to accept the notion of anything being impossible. And to honor all the women I know and who I will never know, I continue to do the same.
I don’t ask for a seat at the table, I sit down.
To all who value the impact women have in this world- Happy International Women’s Day!

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About Becky

Becky Schmooke (pronounced “Smoke”) is a Mindful Leadership Consultant and Speaker, focused on providing action based mindfulness and leadership training to organizations and businesses who are ready to do things differently.

Becky’s Mindful Kitchen, is located outside of Iowa City, and provides truly unique team building and leadership retreats,  strategic planning workshops, private parties and classes and weekly summer camps for kids. The commercial teaching kitchen, treehouse, archery range, bush craft skills, first aid training, wood fired pizza oven, chickens, baby goats and timber adventure playground provides endless opportunities for hands on activities.


As a mom to three girls, 60 chickens, 4 goats, 2 dogs and a fire fighter’s wife- life is never boring and provides Becky with endless stories which she uses to illustrate her approach to mindfulness in daily posts on social media.  

In all that she does, Becky has one goal, to build confidence in others to take action to live their best life, not just pass time.  

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