Strength In Numbers: Event Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

By Allison Dunn
The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Several women discussed their different roles — as family members, entrepreneurs, politicians, authors, and members of the military — during an all-day gathering Saturday to honor the 98th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the United States on Aug. 26, 1920.

The Blade, Toledo, Ohio

When a male co-worker asked Nicole Duhart why she was still employed at an area healthcare facility, she didn’t know how to answer.

Mrs. Duhart previously thought her company provided great sources of advancement, but the question made her think about other career options.

“I had been there 10 years, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, hadn’t really thought about what I wanted for myself outside of being a spouse and being a mother,” the mother of three told an audience Saturday during the Women’s Equality Day 2018 Celebration at the UAW Local 12 hall.

After “research, prayer, and a lot of self-reflection,” she opened three tax service locations in Toledo in 2003.

She said it was the right move for her because she needed structure as she balanced her other roles.

“We [women] wear many hats and it gets overwhelming. We can do it, but it does take the help and support of one another,” Mrs. Duhart said. “I had to learn it’s OK to ask for help because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to grow my business from three locations to 14 locations and I know as women we always think that we have to do it all.”

Several women discussed their different roles — as family members, entrepreneurs, politicians, authors, and members of the military — during an all-day gathering Saturday to honor the 98th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the United States on Aug. 26, 1920.

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