We had the good fortune of connecting with Tabby Biddle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tabby, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I am from Philadelphia. My ancestors came over from England in the 1600s with William Penn to escape religious persecution. They were Quakers. I’m not sure how much you know about Quakers, but they believe in non-violence, equality and peace. They are social justice activists who believe in an inner light, and who fought for the end of slavery in the United States and marched as suffragettes to gain women the right to vote. But growing up, I didn’t know all of these details. As a young girl, the ancestors I mostly knew about were a string of male leaders who held a slightly different significance in American history.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is dedicated to elevating and amplifying women’s voices and leadership. What sets me apart from others in the women’s leadership industry is that I believe women’s leadership is not necessarily something that needs to be learned, as much as it needs to be remembered. Let me explain: I used to feel that my voice didn’t matter. That it wasn’t important. That it was “secondary” to male voices. Because of this, I was fearful of expressing my opinion, sharing my thoughts, and sometimes downright scared to even speak.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my Shoutout to my Mom who raised me to pursue my dreams.