Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme is inspiring change. so the question all us women must ask ourselves is simple – are we inspiring change? Are we involved in changing perceptions of women and girls? Are we helping a cause for women and girls? I would like to think that by helping set up a pop-up university in a local venue where there is easy access for all to come, I may help/assist/encourage some women who may not have thought about it before, to decide on new careers, to go into training, or further education, or just to fulfil an ambition to learn something new.
There are 371 events in the UK to celebrate International Women’s Day but only 181 in the US. This cannot be right. Why so few in a country so large? So my challenge to any American readers is to set up an event to celebrate the Day!
You can join in the events through Twitter, Facebook or many other social sharing sites and I urge you women and men too to do so… in many countries there is still much to do to enable women to fulfil their potential – and don’t be complacent about how women are treated in your own country. Women are still abused, used as slaves and generally not permitted to fulfil all their potential – in all areas of life – in most countries – in some form or another. If you don’t believe me then read about on the website and link to the LinkedIn group or look at the Facebook page or read a blog or…
On http://www.internationalwomensday.com/artwork.asp#.UxYBaj8yiSp they are celebrating artwork by women. This is beautiful and i wanted to share it with you. “No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life” It is called Mother by Priya Anand Pariyani.