International Women’s Day!

Women's day

The world is joining the call for action on International Women’s Day! This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange, prompting a more inclusive world. Here’s what people are doing to get involved:

  1. They’re marching and protesting. All around the world people are rallying for the rights of women. Some are calling for an end to workplace violence and harassment, to promote pay equality, and to encourage diversity and inclusion of women.
  2. Everyone is wearing red. Organizers are urging men and women to wear red today in solidarity with women worldwide.
  3. People are reaching out. Some are calling senators and demanding support for women’s rights, others are looking for small forms of support and acknowledgment such as smiling at a fellow woman on the street.
  4. “Day Without a Woman”. This national strike movement aims to draw attention to inequities working women face compared to men, from wage disparity to harassment to job insecurity. Women are encouraged to avoid shopping for the day- unless they are spending money at businesses owned by minorities and women.

Every March, people around the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as they remember the fight for women’s rights. This year, the day comes during a controversial political environment, where protesters have turned out in force to voice disagreement with the new administration’s policies and President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, especially regarding women’s issues. Celebrities, politicians and  the general population are voicing their thoughts on social media to spread awareness of today. This International Women’s Day lets honor the brave and brilliant women whose lives and accomplishments have inspired the globe to reach higher, work harder, and dare to do the impossible!

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

Book of the month.

I first heard about Jessica Bennett’s, Feminist Fight Club after Lena Dunham promoted it on her Instagram, after looking it up I figured as a modern woman I should be keeping up to date on current feminist movements.

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“Engaging, hilarious and practical—full of simple tools that every woman should have at her disposal. I will proudly proclaim myself a card-carrying member of the FFC.”– SHERYL SANDBERG, COO OF FACEBOOK AND AUTHOR, LEAN IN

“Part manual, part manifesto”, Bennett views the work place as a fight club of sorts, minus the actual punching. The entire book is a compilation of different issues and stories that real women have experienced. Together they vent about sexisim in the workplace and trade tips on how to cope and conquer their problems. The book has hard stats, experience and a no BS tone that keeps you flipping the colorful comic pages. Factual, funny, and fab this book is a must read for any woman in any stage of their career!

You can purchase Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett here