Money. They say it can’t buy you happiness. Fair enough, but it’s still nice to have, isn’t it? And for international organizations that want to empower their members and advance the interests of the professions they represent, a certain amount of it is absolutely essential.
I have often looked at a successful woman who has a career that demands energy and time and who has children and wondered: “How do you do it Superwoman?”
The philosopher George Santayana famously wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s hardly the most cheerful of lines. But what if we look at it a little differently? Suppose we were to modify things a bit: “Those who cannot remember how they came by their success will find it hard to be successful in the future.” Not a quote that is destined to become a classic, perhaps, but it allows me to illustrate an important point.