Today is International Women’s Day!
For those of you who don’t know what International Women’s Day is, it is the “…general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.”
Personally, I feel that these achievements should be celebrated each and every day. But today is the day where women across the globe can stand up and celebrate who they are and what they have accomplished.
International Women’s Day is not just for the rich or famous, it’s a holiday that celebrates every woman for who they are and what they have achieved in this world. It’s for the mothers, the daughters, the sisters of the world who influence and inspire the people around them everyday. It’s for every woman to be accepted for who they are, what they have accomplished, and what they will accomplish in the future.
It’s days like today where I’m proud to be a women. Because it shows me that while there’s still work to be done regarding gender equality, International Women’s Day reminds me why I’m proud to be in the same place as so many brave, talented and empowering women. And it inspires me to strive for success, to be ambitious, to work hard to reach my goals, and to never give up on myself.
And while some may scoff at this holiday, they should know that without women, some of the things they love the most would not be available to them without the hard work and efforts of the women around them. And please know that the fight for equality is far from over, it’s only just beginning.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are some of my favorite quotes about the power of women:
“Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” — Nancy Pelosi
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Marilyn Monroe
“One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” – Simone de Beauvoir
Have a great Sunday!