What others think about me is none of my business. -- Regina Brett
What does Women's History Month mean to you?
Women's History Month fires me up! It's a time to celebrate those who have come before us and blazed a trail. It's also a time to dig deep and find the courage to keep pushing for the advancement of women. There is more work to do, like closing the gender pay gap.
For me personally, March has become a month where I swallow fear and take a big leap. Two years ago at this time, I launched my blog www.staceygautreau.com and this year I enrolled in graduate school. I haven't been to school in 20+ years! These things scare me to death but each time I step out on faith, I realize how powerful our female perspective and experiences are. The world desperately needs us.
We need more women working collectively to support and develop each other. And we need male allies. I have been blessed to have a support system of both.
Stacey's purpose and passion is to teach, coach and encourage others. She does that in her professional role as Dow's Director of Public Affairs on the U.S. Gulf Coast. For 15 years she has engaged communities and employees in the advancement of Dow's reputation.
Faith and Family are the foundation of her personal blog www.staceygautreau.com where she talks about overcoming fear and shame in order to be the Big Deal God made her to be. Stacey is a keynote speaker on leadership, vulnerability, diversity, and hope. In 2016 she was awarded the Most Influential Women in Business by the Baton Rouge Business Report. She's blessed to have the unwavering support of her husband Todd and their five children Brooke, Katie, Bryce, Jackson, and Claire.