In Celebration of Women – Part One!

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Hello there,

What a great time to be a female!  Why? Well because there is so much to get involved with, irrespective of your gender!

First of all, as if you needed any reminders with flowers and chocolates everywhere – it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday the 6th of March. Next comes International Women’s Day on Tuesday the 8th of March and lastly, a new celebration from the USA called Women’s History Month. Not heard of this? Well, if you are an ardent fan of Twitter, you will have noticed #WHM.

Okay, so let us go on a whistle-stop tour of these three events:

Mother’s Day according to is a tradition from Mothering Sunday in the Christian Church, which over time has become commercialised. See,

Wikipedia sums up International Women’s Day:

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.[2]In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. goes further and says:

Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

Lastly, Women’s History Month is a celebration of the achievements of women throughout history.  The Americans must have really enjoyed this particular observance, as it started with one day, turned into a week and is now one month! For more information see Time Magazine’s interesting article –

If you are in the Waltham Forest area on Saturday the 5th of March, why not go along to the Waltham Forest Women’s Network International Women’s Day event. See, for more information.

Who are your inspiring business women? In Part Two, I will be sharing a few of mine!

Remember whatever you decide to take part in, make sure you do what you love!

Take care and see you soon.





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