'Work in progress' - International Women's day.
Its March meet the maker and today it is ‘Work In Progress’
I was in two minds on what to write this week and although I have a great new product that I am working on behind the scenes, I decided there was something more important that I wanted to speak about.
Today is also ‘International Women’s day’. A global day that we can celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Although we have come so far from the suffragette movement, we are 100% still in a ‘WORK IN PROGRESS’ situation to get gender equality. This won’t change overnight as we well know but everyone can help by doing such simplistic things.
So how can you help forge a gender equal world?
A really easy way to do this is to celebrate all women’s achievements and in turn helping to increase the visibility of them, while also calling out any inequality you see. Social media is a major part of most people lives, let’s use it for good and celebrate the positives but also make each other aware of the negatives!
To celebrate some of the most incredible women around me who have in some way change my life (however little or small it may be) I asked them to answer three questions for me:
1.) What would you say makes women great?
2.) What women need to do more of to empower themselves and each other?
3.) One thing you would tell young girls today.
Here are some of their wonderful responses. Thank you to all of you! Just know how special you are.
To start off, my Mum. She was in the police force for 30 years, joining back in 1982. I think you can just imagine how strong and independent she is from the era she joined the police; it was definitely still a man’s world!
Having such an empowered female figure at the centre of my life has been such a blessing (although sometimes a curse, one-word teenage years.) My mum has made me so perseverant and confident in my convictions.
1.) What would you say makes women great? Multi-tasking, empathy, perseverance, single minded.
2.) What women need to do more of to empower themselves and each other? Have confidence in your own abilities and “just do it”
3.) One thing you would tell young girls today: do what you want to do & don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t
Megan, one of my best friends. I met Megan at a time in my life where everything is changing and you are starting to become independent. I’ve travelled with Megan and seen some incredible things and throughout she has always been someone who has pushed me and encouraged me to be me. She makes me feel strong in being myself.