B. Westley Johnson, Managing Editor
If you didn’t know, today is International Womens Day around the world. Since the first National Woman’s Day was observed across the United States on February 28, 1909, people around the globe have come together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for this year is,”Be Bold For Change.”
“International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.”
~from International Womens Day website
Get empowered by reading The Washington Post’s story on 5 women who are changing the world for the better. It includes the personal missions of Sarah Fane, who is educating girls in Afghanistan, a nation where the literacy rate for women is among the worst in the world; and, Wei Tingting of China, who is raising awareness about sexual harassment on public transportation.
Today is also about economic freedom for women. The USA Today has this amazing article about how to shop and support this cause. From books and cosmetics to films and jeans, there is something for everyone to appreciate the power of women making a difference.
You can also find out how the world is celebrating this important day. Time Magazine has a wonderful article on how the world marks how to be bold for change. It includes inspirational stories of women in China, Japan, Australia, India and more. Be sure to check it out.
You can find out more about the history, mission, and how to get invoved by going to the website for International Womens Day here.
Brian Westley Johnson is the managing editor-in-chief of Soulivity Magazine, an online magazine-journal which reaches over 150K people monthly across the globe. For over 25 years, Brian has spent his life traveling the world as a business development professional using his skills and demonstrable expertise in sales and marketing strategy and execution to assist enterprising medium and large organizations in achieving growth targets. Now, he has dedicated his life to a new mission – to support everyone in living their highest quality life with passion, purpose, and joy.
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