Women are strong, tough and have had enough...of gender stereotypes, that is! The Brawny® brand is spotlighting women who aren’t afraid to overcome adversity via its #StrengthHasNoGender initiative in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
A video series brings the spirit of International Women’s Day to life by telling the personal, social, economic and cultural achievements of these women:
- Linda Alvarado – CEO and President of Alvarado Construction, Inc. in Denver, Colorado; President of Palo Alto, Inc. Restaurant Company; co-owner of the Colorado Rockies; she was the first Latino owner – male or female – in Major League Baseball
- Swin Cash – two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time WNBA champion and the first female in studio analyst/host for MSG Networks covering the New York Knicks; she also covers men's college basketball for CBS Sports and is currently a forward for the WNBA New York Liberty
- Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice – President and Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia; founder of the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College; she is the first woman to lead the school as president and dean
- Maureen Stoecklein – firefighter for the Canton, Michigan Fire Department; she has spent 16 years in a profession where females make up less than five percent of the workforce
“I am extremely humbled and honored to be a part of The Brawny® brand’s #StrengthHasNoGender campaign, as this cause embodies the essence of who I am,” said Swin Cash, three-time WNBA Champion, men’s collegiate/professional basketball broadcaster and one of the four women featured in the videos. “Just like me, there are women everywhere who have overcome adversity to achieve success in their professions. Whether it’s in athletics, medicine, construction, firefighting or corporate America, it’s up to all of us to showcase our strengths so that the next generation can pursue their passions – regardless of gender.”
For more than 40 years the iconic Brawny® brand has also stood for toughness and the values epitomized by these women.
We are honored to tell the stories of these four inspirational women and hope that they will empower women and girls everywhere to chase their dreams no matter what obstacles they face.
Who are strong and resilient women in your life? Join the conversation by posting with the hashtag #StrengthHasNoGender.