International Women's Day 2017


Every year International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March. It’s a day set aside to celebrate women, their achievements, and to recognize the very real struggles that persist for women across the globe. It’s a day to bring awareness to gender disparity. Needless to say, this is a daily endeavor and the march to equality cannot be restricted to a single day, it is however needed to build awareness on the subject.

This year’s theme #BeBoldForChange couldn’t be more apt given the current world events, with the world’s most powerful democracy voting in a president who has openly expressed misogynistic views repeatedly, to back home in India with the new year’s eve mass molestation in a city known for its cosmopolitan environment.

Being Bold for Change is the need of the hour.

What can we do:

  • Call out gender biases when you see it (Read more about biases and how to recognise it here)

  • Learn to recognise your own biases

  • Push for that dream job/promotion, NOW is the time, and know that you ARE ready.

  • Ask for help/support from wherever possible

  • Push to break out of societal defined norms on gender associations with jobs/duties

In other words, what would you do if you were not afraid? Once you have your answer Do It.

Leaving you with some inspiration to #BeBoldForChange!

7 year old girl writes to Sundar Pichai about working at Google(and gets a response from him)!

7 year old girl writes to Sundar Pichai about working at Google(and gets a response from him)! (pic courtesy revealed.co.uk)

ISROs scientists celebrating the successful Mars landing (Pic courtesy TOI)

Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella Lovin signing a climate deal with an all-female photo. (pic courtesy Isabella Lövin twitter acct)

#BeBoldForChange #GenderParity #IWD2017 #WomenEmpowerment #WomenLeaders #WomeninPower #WomeninTech

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