International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women celebrated on March 8th. This year women’s rights were at the forefront with #MeToo and #TimesUp. In addition to being a day where women are celebrated, it also places attention on the rights and activism of rural women in other countries without a voice. When I think of women’s rights, (though controversial and much hated) I immediately think of Gloria Allred and how tirelessly she fought over the span of four decades.

Regardless of how you feel about her, you can’t deny that it takes bravery to obtain a law degree in an era where colleges were predominantly filled with men. As she explains in her documentary on Netflix “power only understands power.” Grab yourself a coffee and watch it today!

The Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, the color of the future and the color that was selected for us to wear on International Women’s Day. Purple was also the color of the Women’s Liberation Movement. So be sure to rock your purple on 3/8!

You can also celebrate by checking out some of these intriguing TED talks by women. There are many out there, but these are my TOP favorites! In a social media world filled with endless pictures of the same makeup, cappuccinos and drama posted non-stop, it’s refreshing to tune in to deeper matters once in awhile. These inspire me so much when I need it and all are equally engaging. Check them out while you’re multi-tasking (you know, the skill we are undeniably a BOSS at):

(1) Sheryl Sandberg:: Why we have too few women leaders

(2) Anne Marie Slaughter – Can We All Have It All?

(3) Reshma Saujani – Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

(4) Hawa Abdi – Mother and Daughter Doctor Heroes – this one is absolutely amazing

(5) Lori Harder – Turn Your Struggles into Strengths

(6) Sarah Kay – If I should Have a Daughter

(7) Priyali Sur – Gender Equality, a man’s fight as well

(8) JK Rowling and The Benefits of Failure


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