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The woman who inspires my dreams

During Women's History Month, American Family Vice President Betty Bergquist reflects on her mother, the woman who most inspires her. 

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on women who accomplished firsts and stood up for equality so we could have better lives today.

Women like Marie Curie, a physicist who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Margaret Thatcher, the first woman in European history to be elected prime minister. Gloria Steinem, who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the American feminist movement.

It’s also a time to thank women who had an impact in our own lives, helping us become who we are today.

When I think about women who made a mark on my life and my career, women I admire most, I keep coming back to my mom.

Yes, I had wonderful mentors who helped me succeed. Women who went to bat for me and pushed me to the next level.

But it all started with my mom.

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