Today is International Women’s Day. Across the world, we honor and celebrate women and the contributions they’ve made.
For years, women have been subjected to scrutiny in a variety of ways. We’ve been fighting our whole lives to gain the same rights that men were born with. The right to vote. The right to work. The right to make choices about our bodies. The right to serve in public office. And the list goes on. It seems like each generation of women has a new battle to fight, but the question is, when will the war be over?
In the last year, the #MeToo movement has brought to light many injustices women have had to deal with over the last few decades. Thousands of women have reported sexual assaults, workplace misconduct, harassment, and more.
I am in awe of how many women have stepped forward and raised their voice. We are finally building a society where this type of behavior is no longer acceptable and that there are consequences for reprehensible actions. But why did it take so long for our voices to finally be heard?
We continue to come together to stand up not just for ourselves, but for the young girls who are growing up in this current world. We’re giving them a voice and showing them they have the power to change the world. They know they can grow up to become CEOs, Supreme Court justices, entrepreneurs, or presidents. We’re teaching them to respect themselves, work hard, and dream big,
As women, we’re providing more opportunities to mentor and be mentored. We’re taking a more active role in our financial future. We’re following our dreams and pursuing our passions. And most importantly, we’re putting ourselves first.
Celebrate women-today and every day.