International Women’s Day

March 7th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in INSPIRING & EMPOWERING WOMEN

 International Womenn's Day

International Women’s Day (March 8)  became a tradition in the early 1900s. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity (the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay). This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange.   The following information below can be found on the IWD website:

International Women's Day

How will you #BeBoldForChange ?

Is there an area where you would like to take bold action?  The organization shares suggestions from the following categories.

   I’ll challenge bias and inequality, #BeBoldForChange and …

  • query all-male speaking panels
  • pull people up on exclusive language
  • challenge stereotypes
  • call it out when women are excluded
  • monitor the gender pay gap
  • point out bias and highlight alternatives
  • call for diverse candidate shortlists
  • embrace inclusive leadership
  • redefine the status quo

International Women's Day

   I’ll campaign against violence, #BeBoldForChange and …

  • educate youth about positive relationships
  • challenge those who justify perpetrators and blame victims
  • donate to groups fighting abuse
  • speak out against the silence of violence
  • be vigilant and report violence
  • campaign for the prevention of violence
  • abstain from all violence, physical and otherwise
  • volunteer your help at a local charity
  • recognize coercive control and redress it

International Women's Day

   I’ll forge women’s advancement, #BeBoldForChange and …

  • decide to buy from companies that support women
  • choose to work for a progressive employer for women
  • support or back a woman-owned business
  • take a junior female colleague to a major meeting or event
  • build conducive, flexible work environments
  • appoint a woman to the board
  • mentor a woman and sponsor her goals
  • invite women into situations where they’re not already present or contributing
  • measure and report on gender parity gaps and keep gender on the agenda
  • create new opportunities for women

International Women's Day

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