We’ve seen some tremendous movements taken place since International Women’s Day 2016. It’s amazing when women come together to achieve a shared goal, the impact is contagious. Even if it meant taking a few little steps to get there. International Women’s Day is about celebrating the progress of social, cultural, economic and political achievements for all women in all walks of life. And in seeing so many advancements that have taken place, there is still so much that needs to change to help women do more and contribute more to the world.
Women need to support other women, be ambitious for change and see the bigger picture. The 2017 campaign slogan is #beboldforchange — this is powerful in that as women, we need to all do our part, no matter how small or big. It all makes a difference. The day also pushes for a call to action to stand up to gender inequalities in all areas of work and life.
One that is extremely important is championing for Womens’ education. It is when a women feels empowered that she can reassure her children that they are safe. She can help other women. She can also impart this empowerment and education to her children who can further make a difference in the world.
Carry on the spirit not just on Women’s Day, but everyday.