Letter From The Editor – September

[three_fourth]September has always been one of my favorite months of the year because, for some reason, this month seems to mean something different to just about everyone.  For sports enthusiasts, this month signifies a transition from the baseball diamond to the gridiron.  For mothers, September means the end of summer and the beginning of back to school shopping.  For socialites, it’s the beginning of the always-exciting fall fashion season bursting with rich tones, sumptuous fabrics and fabulous events.

September is also a time when we take a day to reflect and honor the social and economic contributions that workers have made.  The notion that a day should be set aside to honor workers dates back to the late 1800’s, but it was in response to the deaths of labor workers during the infamous Pullman Strike in 1894 that the Labor Day holiday, as we know it, came into existence.

Here at Wiles, we feel that one day is not nearly enough to honor those who toil and “tow-the- line” to make life easier for others.  Therefore, we’re dedicating our entire September issue to celebrating the many contributions to the workplace that men and women, alike, have made over the past century and more.

This September, which marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11th tragedy, is, of course, a September like no other. In this spirit, our cover story will offer an introspective discussion of the ten years that have passed since that fateful day. Additional features this month include a salute to women who, throughout history, have made military service their career of choice, as well as a story about African Cowboy Clothing – a small fashion label with an altruistic objective that is much bigger than personal style.

On a lighter note, we’ll provide working women everywhere a look at the wonderful must-have pedicures and spa treatments offered at the Paint Shop Beverly Hills salon.  And in our Wiles in TV Land feature for this month, we’ll share our choices for the “Top 10 Hardest-working Women in Television History.”

Corporate giant and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller once said, “I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”  We, too, believe in the dignity of labor.  We believe in the power of dreams.  And when these two entities are brought together, we believe the possibilities for success are endless.