This week I am posting about the most influential women in my life.
Sarah Platt Owens
Sarah Owens was a modern women and paved the way for women in the workplace many decades ago. She did it simply through dedication to her craft and a willingness to stay engaged. She brought change without standing with the misguided Feminist movement.
Sarah worked for the Richmond Independent School District in Augusta, Georgia all her life. I remember going to her retirement party as she exited the workforce as a leader in her organization at 70.
She was a determined woman and she had a plan and a schedule for everything. If she asked you to do something she expected you were going to perform.
Unlike my other grandparents, I had the opportunity to spend a lot of one on one time with her later in life. She was determined and sometimes stubborn. I got to see her gifts and faults and because of this I better understood myself.
I shared some thoughts at her funeral years ago that I think sum her up best, "My grandmother had a Bible and a gun next to her bed. If you broke into her house you could be assured she would use one or both of them on you."
Sarah was a part of The Company of The Committed, and a gift to my life.