Jesus destroyed the barriers of racial, gender & social-economic separation.  He made us one.  Now we have to live it out.  I am thankful for the women leaders I get to serve.  Do what you can do to empower others to be everything the Lord has called them to be.  Remember this – the gifts of the Spirit are not gender-specific.  Release and empower.  There has been far too much damage done through insecure controlling and disempowering words and actions.  All we can do is “our part”.  Lead by example.  Don’t argue with those who think differently than you do.  Create a culture that is consistent with redeemed humankind.

Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”