Showing posts with label International Women's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International Women's Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Happy Women's Day! #WomensDay2023

Image Credit: Leon Herman Company UK

Today is #WomensDay2023 - Let's spend more time celebrating one another and less time putting other women down. Let's not buy into the competition mentality. Let's cheer women entrepreneurs on.

Buy a product from a women-owned/led business today. Give a sincere compliment. Tag a woman that is special to you - be it personally or professionally, let's celebrate each other today and every day! 馃

Readers Sound Off: Who is the woman in business or personally you most wish to emulate, that you would like to tag for being a force of good? Do it! Let them know how much you appreciate them. It will totally make their day and hopefully they will be inspired to share the love as well.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

An equal world is an enabled world #IWD2020 #EachforEqual #MotivationMonday #everydayIWD

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International Women's Day 2020
IMAGE: Libbi Reed

I hope International Women's Day 2020 didn't pass you by this year.

It is never too late to celebrate the women in your life:

Your Mother
Your Daughter
Your Aunt
Your Grandmother
Your Wife
Your Niece

I link you to International Women's Day website above, but I couldn't help but borrow this amazing quote from their website:

"An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality."

They have a page devoted to increasing the visibility of women creatives and to promote their work for commercial projects in a number of fields and industries. You can find it here:

And the page celebrating street artists worldwide is also a great read, I would love to see more women street artists earn a good commercial living from their passion!

I am a writer and photographer, and it is a struggle to make a living doing what I love, any chance I get to support female led companies/brands is important to me.

The 2020 Presidential Race saw the most female candidates in history, it literally breaks my heart that there are none left in the race.

Just like we are getting better at encouraging our girls to enter tech and sciences, I hope we begin to make strides in encouraging young women to enter politics. I hope female politicians put strong internship programs in place to allow those women who strive toward a career in politics to have a training ground.

I found out quite randomly via twitter that clothing company M.M.LaFleur (Twitter: @mmlafleur) will actually loan clothes to women seeking to run for political office! Now that my butterflies is putting your money where your mouth is about supporting women. I haven't researched this particular topic extensively but hope to learn of other brands following suit. (No pun intended!) Fellow NYC peeps should RSVP for their Complimentary In-Person Styling at their event on 03/11 to celebrate International Women's Day - your hour long appointment comes with complimentary hemline alterations in stores only and a prosecco to toast your wardrobe refresh!

Another Twitter account to put on your radar if The Oval Office is in your future is @CAWP_RU - Center for American Women and Politics.

I love all the hashtags but my favorite has to be #everydayIWD and I plan to follow it more closely to stay inspired, motivated and empowered.

And while I normally steer clear of politics on these pages, I do want to strongly encourage you all to use the power of your vote, it is more important than ever that each and every single voter makes it to the polls.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today's Words of Inspiration - Happy International Women's Day!

What does being a Modern Woman mean to you? Does it mean endless opportunity personally and professionally? A destiny you shape yourself?

What did being a Woman mean to your Mother? Your Grand-Mother? and if you are lucky enough to still be able to ask her, your great-grandmother?

Read more about International Women's Day it's an amazing reminder of just how far we have come!

From their site:

IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.

So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

Honor a Special Woman in your life today!

Today's Words of Inspiration'
Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud 'I am thankful for the sacrifices made by women around the world so I can stand here, in this place and stand free.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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