Why I Was Devastated

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Dear Loved One,

I was recently devastated to read that according to a new report titled The G20 and Gender Equality by Oxfam Australia, women will have to wait another 75 years to be paid as much as men. It urged world leaders to make gender equality a priority in their discussions.

Women are paid less than men, are over-represented in unpaid work, discriminated against in households and institutions and do more unpaid work around the home.

It seems there is a lot of room for improvement in conditions for women.

These facts speak volumes about what gets me fired up and motivated to do what I do in my coaching practice.

Oxfam Australia’s boss Helen Szoke said, “these are not women’s issues alone – they are systemic issues that determine the well-being of everyone, in rich and poor countries alike.

I believe that the well-being of our planet right now depends upon women rising.

It depends upon women rising to take their place amongst the world’s thought leaders, business owners, visionaries, politicians, community groups and movements.

It depends upon women recognising the power they have to make real and positive changes to the current world order.

I believe that when sleeping women wake, mountains move.

It’s why I love working with motivated conscious women so much.

It’s what gets me up in the morning to do what I love with all my heart and soul – assisting women to rise into their leadership status, take the wheel of their lives and businesses instead of being in the passenger seat and live a self-determined life that truly ignites them.

You might wonder how you as an individual woman, especially if you’re a non-political, peace-loving non-activist, could possibly make a difference. The truth is, every single one of us can choose a path of self-determination that inspires, ignites, uplifts and empowers the collective of women around us.

The ripple effects of this are exciting.

You know if you’ve been called to make changes – leaders are rarely able to settle for the status quo, as inconvenient as that might seem.

It’s a form of restlessness, an inability to settle into stasis – that makes you a leader – especially if you can see greater possibilities for others or the world around you.

I recognise that restlessness in you, because I feel it too.

I also love that about you – that you aren’t just sitting in apathy – that you care about what happens to our world and its people and that you truly wish to make a significant contribution while you’re here- maybe even leave a legacy.

For all the years I’ve spent at the underbelly of the inequality – solo- parenting two sons, disadvantaged by societal norms, constantly on my knees at the injustice – I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s given me all the insight, the motivation, the determination, the self-responsibility, the love, the fuel and the big why that I needed to create my dream coaching business and revel in the transformations I am 100% committed to supporting in my clients. I know what it takes.

There’s still room for you to come coach with me. Join my coaching program Heart Your Business.

This 6 month program will show you how to fall in love with your business again, for more time, energy and sustainability.

More importantly, I will support you to claim your leadership status, your unique feminine power source that supports the pendulum to swing towards feminine equality.

If this calls you, and you’re ready to find your crazy, passion-fueled place amongst the visionary women leaders of this world, you belong with me.

Book in for a conversation about the program here:


Or email me at sacredwomensbusiness@yahoo.com.au

This program is by application only.

I’m so looking forward to speaking with you.

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Lisa Fitzpatrick


  1. Belinda on August 19, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Just blown away once again by your insight Lisa! Captured me immediately with quote from Mary W. What an amazing woman she was! en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wollstonecraft

    • Lisa Fitzpatrick on August 21, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Thanks so much Belinda, I didn’t realise how much of a key figure Mary was in the fight for women’s equality and it was great to check out your Wikipedia link. I really appreciate you stopping by to share and it’s always such a blessing to see you here, Namaste Lisa

  2. Tegan on August 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    It’s quite disgraceful that we seem to be making leaps and bounds in some areas and then society is dragging their feet in others.

    • Lisa on August 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      It’s interesting isn’t it Tegan, sometimes it’s quite shocking to think of how far we still have to make these changes. At least awareness is growing about the changes that need to be made. Namaste, Lisa

  3. Kylie Purtell - A Study in Contradictions on August 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It blows my mind to read statistics like that in this day and age. I certainly hope that things are starting to improve by the time my daughters enter the workforce. Great post!

    • Lisa on August 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      It’s true, Kylie and thanks for stopping by to make a comment. I certainly hope that we can see the biggest changes in our lifetime. I’m so glad you are showing that example for your daughters – they’re lucky to have a role model like you as their mother. Namaste, Lisa

  4. Joan Harrington on August 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you Lisa for sharing this awesome post 🙂 This is an awesome blog! Shared on Twitter as well 🙂

    • Lisa on September 4, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Thanks Joan, I appreciate you stopping by and it’s lovely to have you here 🙂

  5. Kristen from The Road to Domestication on August 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    WOW! I can’t believe that! 75 years?! I never would have guessed! Thanks for bringing attention to this! So important!

    • Lisa on September 4, 2014 at 12:28 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by to comment Kristen, it’s a surprising statistic isn’t it?

  6. kelli on August 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Lisa
    That statistic is troubling to say the least. I feel very passionately about issues such as this. You brought up a excellent point about how the various problems facing women, whether it be unequal pay, lack of access or education about birth control,etc…are not just women’s issues. These injustices impact everyone and create many problems in society that have far-reaching consequences. Empowering women will make for a better world overall.

    • Lisa Fitzpatrick on August 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Thanks Kelli- it’s true that there is a vast ripple effect created when women are suppressed and we can all work towards creating an even bigger ripple effect towards empowerment for women which surely will turn our world around for the better 🙂 Many thanks for stopping by and for all that you do in the world, Namaste Lisa

  7. Indigo Ocean on August 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I must admit, that while I have many male clients, there is something particularly fulfilling about helping other women to succeed in their own businesses. We need the perspective of women to take a more dominant role in our society, if our species is going to survive. It’s wonderful to hear more and more women speaking up, and even without the word “feminism,” taking a lead in bringing more gender equality to our world.

    • Lisa Fitzpatrick on August 21, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Thanks Indigo, we are fortunate when we’ve been given the privilege to be able to help other women as so many women don’t have the bandwidth to do so due to their oppressive circumstances. I love that we don’t have to use the word ‘femininism’ too, it supports a fresh start without any need for labelling. Namaste and thanks for all that you do for women, Lisa

  8. Terezia Farkas on August 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    It’s sad how men in some societies / religions put women down to subservient levels and degrade their humanity. We are all created as equals!Time for the world to shift back to that truth.

    • Lisa Fitzpatrick on August 21, 2014 at 1:07 am

      We can all celebrate that shift back to truth can’t we Terezia – thank you so much for stopping by. Namaste, Lisa

  9. Nikki Woods on August 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I see myself in you and that’s a beautiful thing! Thank you for having such a heart for women .. sometimes we are so busy loving on other people that we miss having someone love on us. Know that your walk in life is appreciated.

    • Lisa Fitzpatrick on August 21, 2014 at 1:06 am

      That’s so touching and exactly what I needed to hear today Nikki – thanks so much for your uplifting presence here, Namaste, Lisa

  10. Tanja @ Conscious Introvert Success on September 24, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Lisa – this is a stirring post, especially in the wake of watching Emma Watson’s UN “#heforshe” speech this morning (I know, I know, I’m late to the party)

    Best of luck with filling your programme!



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