I Have a Question
I have a question. Where did all the people who want to work go? We have a real estate shortage in the Lowcountry because humans are moving here in droves after rethinking their lives in cities after months of quarantine. And yet, there is no one here to work. Where are these people’s jobs? Did everyone retire last year? Am I the only person who is not independently wealthy? I personally don’t know anyone at home collecting unemployment … but where are all the people who want to work?
This has absolutely nothing to do with our issue this month; it’s just a question I’ve been pondering for a while now as I talk to our business partners who are so swamped, they can barely keep their heads above water and maintain their sanity.
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In other news, while we are hearing reports of women leaving the workplace due to lack of childcare, you wouldn’t know it by reading through this, our sixth Women in Business issue. Hunter and I photographed over 100 women for this issue. Thank goodness our stellar sales team (made up of all women) started selling to this special section back in March, so we had enough time to get everyone in. Well, almost everyone. There’s always August 2023, ladies.
This is always one of my favorite issues. I love reading through the dozens of profiles to be inspired and entertained. There are some witty answers as well as some heartfelt, profound thoughts. More than that though, I welcome the opportunity to network with these ladies as we make our rounds, filming and photographing. Our schedule was intense these last two months, sometimes with up to eight photoshoots a day, but I wouldn’t trade it. These Lowcountry ladies are kicking butt in the workplace, figuring out how to raise children with limited school and childcare options, all the while being supportive wives and giving back to the community.
I am humbled to be able to tell their stories through this issue. Please read it cover to cover and don’t email me about why there’s a guy lifeguard on one of our covers. When you feature over 100 incredible women in one issue, how do you possibly choose which one to feature on the cover?