Women’s Leadership Series: Rose Ann McDonald

As we kick off Women’s History Month, the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is bringing back the beloved Women’s Leadership Series to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of our female leaders here at National Life Group. This year we will be profiling a series of National Life leaders to hear their experiences navigating both life and the financial industry as a woman. Check back for more posts throughout the month of March and beyond.

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Loving on Purpose

I’ve always been very fond of February. The weather is perfect for layering, love is in the air, and my culture’s resiliency is celebrated. This month, I am more intentional about showing love and embracing my blackness. My grandfather reminds me of how important it is to express my love. He never forgets to ask me how someone knows that I love them. Without fail, he answers his own question passionately, “It’s shown by how you spend your time and money because love is an action word.”

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Can You Imagine a Day Without Black History?

This question has a high range of difficulty, but I will try to answer…It is a particularly hard task because there are so many undocumented inventions by Black Men and Women that were assumed by the inventor’s slave masters.

Slaves were not considered American citizens and laws at the time prevented them from applying for or holding property, including patents. In 1857, the U.S. Commissioner of Patents officially ruled that slave inventions couldn’t be patented. During the 17th and 18th centuries, America was experiencing rapid economic growth. Black inventors were major contributors during this era – even though most did not obtain any of the benefits associated with their inventions since they could not receive patent protection. (a)

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BUILDing Together For a More Equitable Future

February is Black History Month! Every year our nation celebrates the achievements of Black Americans and recognizes our significant role in U.S. history. While Black history is created all year long, Black History Month is a special time of acknowledgement, reflection, and inspiration. This important observance is an opportunity to honor the past, celebrate the present, and create a new vision for the future. 

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