Hello My Dear Friends,
I've been keeping a secret from you. But now I've decided to reveal it. I've never heard of International Women's Day. That is until this year. I've always believed in gender equality, and female empowerment. I work with male and female designers and production managers and the thought would have never occurred to me to not pay them equally for their expertise.
So, when my team this year suggested a special savings event for International Women's Day, I needed to do some homework to brush up on what it means and how it's built momentum as a day to celebrate an "Equal and an Enabled World" in 2020.
International Women's Day stands out uniquely; it's not like "Mother's Day" (celebrated on different days throughout regions of the world). It's not like "Valentines' Day" (whose origins we religious based). It is not country, religion or organizations specific, which I think is quite spectacular.
Started over 100 years ago, this holiday has gained worldwide momentum and for good reason! I find it hard to imagine that there was time when women couldn't vote nor attend medical school, can you imagine living in that world? We know that there are inspiring women in leadership roles in fortune 500 companies, politics and innovation; but there's plenty of room for more!
I know that there's still a long way to go, and we still have a lot to learn, but I'm hopeful that we're finally on the right path! Now it's your turn, tell me about the contributions of inspiring females in your life! I want to know!