"This year, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. International Women's Day is a chance to pay tribute to ordinary women throughout the world and is rooted in women's centuries-old struggle to participate in society on an equal footing with men. This day reminds us that, while enormous progress has been made, there is still work to be done before women achieve true parity." Excerpt President Obama's Women's History Month Proclamation 2011
ONE: Today get in touch with a woman
a woman you admire,
a woman you believe in,
a woman who has helped you through a hard time,
a woman you love,
a woman that taught you,
a woman who listened,
a woman who writes,
a woman who cared for you,
a woman who sings,
a woman who laughs,
a woman who cooked for you,
a woman who loves you
and then tell her that you are celebrating her today!
TWO: Take a moment and tell the Books for Walls Project about a woman who you'd like the world to recognize, tell us about one of your personal heroes.
- Give a "High Five" to Girl Up (a $5 donation will help the United Nations on their girl focused campaign --for more click here.)
- Take a moment and watch a video to learn about the Girl Effect.
- Read Three Cups of Tea or Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson --The Big Sister, The Mom and The Bean met Greg and his work made a lasting impression on all of us!
Happy International Women's Day!