International Women’s Day: #BalanceForBetter

Did you know that the International Women’s Day logo is purple and white and features the symbol of Venus, which is also a symbol of being female? International Women’s Day (March 8) is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. What does this mean? A gender-balanced world is a better world. It’s time to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and stand up for equality.

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate International Women’s Day.

Support other women. Visit the gallery run by the woman whose art you admire or purchase that outfit from the female designer you adore. Or read a great book by a female author.

Volunteer your time. Donate your time and effort to make a real difference in the lives of other women and girls. Become a mentor and give back to your community.

Attend a women’s networking event. Whatever professional industry you’re in, March is an excellent month for women’s events and conferences. These events help female professionals support and empower each other, share knowledge and arrange mentorships as we learn better by example.

Donate to your local women’s refuge. Celebrate International Women’s by donating to your local refuge. Every financial contribution counts, no matter how small.

Do something kind for a woman you love. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, girlfriend, or a female friend, why not celebrate by making them feel special.

At Oakridge Centre, we are proud to share honest conversations with women who are inspirations, supporters, and leaders in the arts, social, and media community. Get to know Noa Nichol of Vita Daily, Chan Goh of Goh Ballet, and Michelle Swan of Avalon Recovery Society.

 

~ Carol Liu, Marketing Coordinator

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