Wednesday the 8th of March is International Women’s Day, and as with previous years, this blog will make mention of the celebration of females everywhere.
Not sure about what IWD is or how it came about? Check the website here What is IWD all about?
According to internationalwomrensday.com:
‘International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.’
A film which I believe captures the spirit of International Women’s Day is Hidden Figures. If you haven’t seen it yet, I cannot recommend it enough. It is a powerful and empowering film about three super talented African-American women Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked at NASA and were instrumental in the successful the launch of the astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.
You can get a flavour of the film here Trailer for Hidden Figures. Now with all films, there is always some poetic licence so to read the story behind the film, check The Real Hidden Figures and Real Versus Hollywood.
If you are looking for your own motivation and empowerment, you don’t have to look too far. The brilliant Enterprise Enfield offer advice and run courses all the time. If you are a female and have a start -up business, you may be interested in the Inspiring Women Programme. For more information and the criteria to join the programme, check here Inspiring Women.
Who are your inspirational women? Whose achievements will you be celebrating on International Women’s Day? Get in touch, I would love to hear from you.