Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. It is a day meant to honor women who have had the courage and conviction to bring awareness and change to women’s issues and to help overcome the unique challenges that women have.
How do Women Influence Positive Change for Women?
There are thousands of women every day that contribute to making equality a reality for women in the world. Some women may not look like they are helping advance equality for women, but they are. Mothers, sisters, doctors, and lawyers bring about change in the way they live their lives every day. Perhaps it is how a mother raises her daughter to be an independent thinker or a doctor that advocates for women’s healthcare issues. More women’s voices are heard today because of these “ordinary” women.
Women Celebrities and Social Media
Women who are in the public eye, such as celebrities or public figures, can use their fame as a way to bring attention to women’s issues. Especially with today’s popular use of social media, women can relate their thoughts, ideas and observations to millions of people in just a matter of seconds. Taylor Swift, the award-winning American singer/songwriter has 71 million followers on Twitter. Katy Perry, another award-winning American singer/songwriter has 83 million followers! It’s almost impossible to wrap your head around the kind of influence a celebrity can have with that many fans (unless of course you’re Taylor Swift or Katy Perry). Why not use social media to trumpet your admiration for a woman who has made a difference in your life?
International Women’s Day is to remember and recognize the achievements women have made. How will you honor the women in your life? Who are the special women in your life that have made a difference for you? Let us know in the comments below.