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 History.com is a tradition from Mothering Sunday in the Christian Church, which over time has become commercialised. See, http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

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.

Internationalwomensday.com 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 – http://time.com/4238999/womens-history-month-history/

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, http://walthamforestecho.co.uk/celebrating-women-in-waltham-forest/ 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.

 

Tricia

 

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