Thank you for the shout out and you definitely summed up what needs to happen. America respects money, and we women are the biggest consumers whether we consume for ourselves or our families/households. If we shop with women owned businesses and businesses that support women in meaningful ways, we could change the culture of excluding women. Money is power (our power) and if enough women can make the financial sacrifice to shop with intention, vote with intention, and stick together we could force minds to change. That rarely happens though.
On the flip side, like with other forms of discrimination, once you force these people to change their ways, they just become angrier, finding new ways to exclude. It’s like playing Wack-a-mole. It’s a problem we must address carefully, thoughtfully, and methodically. I think we must come to grips with there a more men than not who like us standing behind or beside, not in front.