Tomorrow is International Women’s Day – representing an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality.
Each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media all celebrate the day.
As we celebrate the 107th annual International Women’s Day, below are a few examples of the notable progress women have made and how women are changing the face of power and wielding influence to positively impact all aspects of our globally-connected world.
There’s no question that significant barriers to women’s advancement remain intact. According to Forbes, while women clearly still face significant obstacles in achieving the gender parity we all hope for, this shouldn’t completely overshadow the huge strides women are making as leaders, innovators, and money-earners. In fact, we are breaking new ground in every industry and closing, albeit slowly – the infamous wage gap every year.
Source: InternationalWomensDay.com, Forbes.com