I’m ashamed to admit that I did not know about this day until today. Thankfully, my social media scrolling educated me on it! Thanks also to Google, which allowed me to quickly look it up and read up on its history and significance. International Women’s Day is defined by the United Nation’s website as:
“…a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.”
I’d like to share one of my favorite TED talks on the topic, which I instantly recognized when Beyonce took an excerpt of the talk in her song “Flawless“!