Emmanuella Aboa, Kamala Devi Harris, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Angela Merkel, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Kersti Kaljulaid, Emily Moraa, Halimah binti Yacob, Serena Williams, Sahle-Work Zewde, Ifedayo Agoro, Paula-Mae Weekes, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Angélique Kidjo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Maia Sandu, Marie Josée Ta Lou, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey… the list is endless…. Women they are, strong, unrelenting, driven, goal oriented, passionate, and loyal. Some of these women are country leaders, some are famous, others on top of their professions, while some are women who embody all the qualities mentioned above.
These and all women around the world are celebrated on International Women’s Day every 8th of March. The day is one of the most important days of the year that seeks to:
- celebrate women’s achievements
- raise awareness about women’s equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
The campaign theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day is ‘Choose To Challenge’. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let’s all #ChooseToChallenge ‘IWD.com 2021’.
At Transolution Services, we choose to challenge by hiring more female consultants to challenge mindset, empower them and provide them a platform for social and economic growth.
Purple, green and white are the colors of International Women’s Day. While, Purple signifies justice and dignity, Green symbolizes hope and, White represents purity.
Over the years, more women have broken the glass ceiling in virtually all areas. Education, sports, leadership, entertainment, STEM, agriculture and corporate are all represented by phenomenal women.
For the first time in history, women are better educated than their spouses and men in general. The Institute of Family Studies indicates that in “one in four marriages, wives boast higher educational credentials than their husbands and work more and more out of the house.” (Brookings.EDU 2017).
Women have stood at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers , scientists and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic.
This year’s UN theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”, celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic ‘UN.org 2021’.
The day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
The world has truly advanced, but no country has achieved gender equality. While being more educated, women still earn less than men for the same profession. Women are committed to change the status quote. Women are evolving and COMING strongly!!!!
Happy International Women’s Day!
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