}); relaxed and healthy: International Women's Day 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

International Women's Day 2019

 Today March 8th is International Women's Day; the year slogan is Balance for Better #balanceforbetter.

It is a big day for inspiration and change and creating a gender balanced world for our girls. Everyone has a part to play and too often when we speak out against gender bias we get called to the mat.  Take for example the recent commercial done by Gillette asking men not to be awful human beings. The backlash was swift because the commercial was inspired by the #metoo movement.  The ad was merely asking it's customers to think about the consequences of their actions.

How can you help forge a more gender balanced world?

    • We can start with paying Women equal; novel idea isn't it!
    • Challenge gender norms.  Encourage our girls to go into STEM because we have the brains and the tenacity to continue making a huge impact in the STEM field.
    • Lead by example.  Don't sit back and let someone else speak for you. Now is the time to speak up for inequality and against bias. 
    • Help other women. We shouldn't subscribe to the "Queen Bee" mentality; because success is not limited to a few, we all can achieve our goals.
    • Don't give up! Never stop pushing to achieve your goals. 

Celebrating women's achievement and raising awareness against bias are key components in creating a balanced better world for each of us. 

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