Let's Empower Women This Holiday Season!

I wanted to do something special for Christmas to let you all know how much I love you!  I racked my brain trying to think of the perfect gift.  I thought, 'host a giveaway!' and then I thought, 'make them a playlist!' but then I thought, 'nah, I can do better than that!'.  

Here in Nautie Mermate Land we believe in empowering women.  In fact, we believe in it a lot.  We want women to know that they can go anywhere and be anything they want.

We as women also know, that sometimes this means we have to work a bit harder

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
— Charlotte Whitton

While it may be true that women have to work harder it's not true that they have to do it alone.  We owe it to each other, men and women alike, to be there for the Ladies who are out there getting it done.

In your honor (and in the spirit of Christmas), Nautie Mermate empowered a women's group via Heifer International.  Nautie Mermate believes that with a little education, a little encouragement and, a little bit of girl talk women are unstoppable.

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Nautie Mermate also believes in community - especially our own.  While it's true that international women need a boost up it's also true that there are some pretty spectacular women in our own community who are getting it done.

Team Rock is a group of 10 female paddlers who race long distance and are gearing up to participate in the Takapuna Beach Cup 2014 in New Zealand.

These Chicks are rugged and I can't wait to see them kill it in Aotearoa!  

Imagine hopping out of an escort boat in the middle of the ocean and treading water until your canoe comes past - you wait for someone to hop out and then you pull yourself up into the canoe.  Rugged.Water.Women.

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Here's to you Nautie Friends!  Thank you for being the best support network I could possibly ask for - to say you've made a difference in my life would be an understatement.  Here's to supporting all the unstoppable women out there!  

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
— Ayn Rand