It’s international Women’s day!
I absolutely adore this year’s theme ‘Be Bold For change’ – it is utterly paramount. Via this link (https://www.internationalwomensday.com/BeBold) you can read up on ideas to inspire you to take a bold action. The ones that stuck with me were:
- Challenging bias and inequality – specifically:
- Pull people up on exclusive language.
- Challenge stereotypes.
- Call it out when women are excluded.
- Point out bias and highlight alternatives.
- Celebrate Women’s achievements – specifically:
- Drive fairer recognition and credit for women’s contributions.
- Hail the success of women leaders.
- Celebrate women’s journeys and the barriers overcome.
- Reinforce and support women’s triumphs.
What are you doing to #BeBoldForChange?
If we want to achieve equality, it is so important to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible achievements of women. Change only occurs when we stop accepting and instead, actively stand up for what we believe in.
I am going to celebrate today by:
- Reading a play by a fantastic female playwright (Lucy Prebble).
- Writing and sharing this blog post with the words and courage given to me by admirable female teachers.
- Organising myself and putting positive steps in place, demonstrating my female strength and determination.
- Motivate other women by sharing some wise words….
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish” – Michelle Obama
“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.” – Emma Watson
“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley
“The best way for us to cultivate fearlessness in our daughters and other young women is by example. If they see their mothers and other women in their lives going forward despite fear, they’ll know it’s possible.” – Gloria Steinem
“I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.” – Evita Peron
“To tell a woman what she cannot do is to tell her what she can” – Spanish Proverb
One iconic female figure that inspires me is Audrey Hepburn. Her work with UNICEF, courage, fearlessness, elegance, individuality, performances, strength, kindness and so much more were totally admirable.
Which women are you celebrating?
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