To all the fierce, fearless and strong women reading this – you inspire! As we celebrate women this week, I can’t thank you all enough for being a source of inspiration for me week in and week out.
In case you missed it, International Women’s Day was yesterday, March 8th. I don’t know about you but I was overwhelmed with all the good vibes and ways in which women were being celebrated. It was like freaking Christmas with all the social media posts, articles and messages from women I love. Amazing!
The best part was women were celebrating other women! Women are empowering and championing for one another more than ever before. Women are pushing themselves to achieve, breaking down gender stereotypes and elevating their life personally and professionally. It’s a great time to be a woman.
Yesterday re-energized me and reminded me that the future is bright. The mood has been pretty shitty lately with all this political tension, violence and social disconnect. Yesterday gave me hope that women, and other underrepresented groups, will continue to make progress towards equality. Let’s not forget all the amazing things that have happened for women this year that demonstrates this progress.
- 4+ million people marched for women’s rights across 60 countries and all 7 continents
- A record number of women are running for political office
- Several counties selected a women to lead them, including New Zealand, Iceland and Serbia.
- Women are negotiating at the same rate as men (a decade ago men negotiated 2-3 times more).
**Stats from LeanIn.org
And these are just a few! Much more progress has been made and will continue to be a made this year, and beyond. I want to challenge you to be part of the progress and continue to celebrate yourself and other women. As cheesy as I feel typing this out right now; I really, truly, believe that every woman matters and plays a role in the progress we make for all women. We can all do our part. You don’t have to march in the streets of DC or hang a feminist flag on your front door – it’s as simple as being aware of how you talk about yourself, and other women. Build women up with your words and be mindful of how you talk about yourself and other women in every space.
We rise by lifting others.
Embrace the day!