Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity are what make International Women’s Day successful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained: “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”
Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere – governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table conversation – everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity.
So make International Women’s Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. Press for Progress!
Carly Fridman inc. has taken the initiative to make a donation on behalf of all of her clients to this year’s International Women’s Day charity of choice.
On a more personal note…
I’d like to mark today by taking a moment to remind all the women who surround, support me, inspire me that they are powerful and incredible women.