Did you know that today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. I just recently learned how this special day came about and, through that learning, wholeheartedly embrace everything it stands for. I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you and invite you to embrace its meaning also.
What is International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It started in the United States in 1909, in accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, and was celebrated for the first time on February 28th. Later in 1910, Clara Zetkin, who was the Leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, proposed a NATIONAL Women’s Day (which was adopted) and the observance was moved from February to March 8 in 1913. It quickly was embraced by the women’s community worldwide and, subsequently, adopted as International Women’s Day.
What it Has Become Today
It has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across countries and is regarded as a national holiday in many. However the work of those before us is not completed. Although great strides have been made for women’s equality, many more are still necessary and the tone of this movement continues to evolve. The tone and nature of the current International Women’s Day has also shifted to keep up with the times; it has moved from a reminder of negatives to a celebration of positives for women worldwide.
We Honor Those who Came Before Us
As an honor and tribute to the women who have come before us to make the world a better place and what it is today, I invite you to join me in thanking our inspirational leaders who came before us. Those leaders who were trailblazers, cleared the path and empowered us to become the new leaders of today. They have opened the door for us to be who we are, starting in:
LET US SAY THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE
BLAZED THE TRAIL BEFORE US.
I challenge you to think about what will you do to contribute to the next generation of women trailblazers; what path will you clear to pave the way and who will you inspire to follow in your footsteps?
Join with us in celebrating each other’s achievements: TELL US what ideas you have to make the world a better place for women of the future and and how you will inspire others to become the powerful women leaders of tomorrow as did our foremothers? WRITE US a COMMENT below.
Don’t just be one, join with the many women who are making a difference for the next generation. Set the tone for the future of the women of our world and inspire others to blaze a new trail like those before us.
Click Here to read more about International Women’s Day’s history.