International Women's Day

March 08, 2020

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The 2020 International Women's Day theme is #EachforEqual

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the wonderful achievements accomplished by women all over the globe. I also hope you’ll continue to uplift the women in your own lives and community.

Here are some notable moments: 

- Progressive Tech Innovators HCL honors women in technology at Wave Maker Awards

- More women, like Ava Lovelace, Gracwe Hopper, susan Qojcicki, & Sheryl Sandberg, are joining and driving remarkable technological innovations around the world. 

- Jen Welter became NFL's 1st Female Coach & Katie Sower's became 1st Female Coach in a Super Bowl

- Increased Sponsorships for Women's Sports & the beginning of equal pay, marketing exposure, and viewership for women's sports

- Many women broke previous sports records in 2019: FIFA Women's World Cup, Simone Biles became most decorated gymnast in the world, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce woman sprinter took 4th world championship title in 100 metres, and Sarah Thomas Became the first women to swim the English Channel non-stop four times. 

- Increasing women entrepreneurs: including women artisans in the India marketplace 

- Progressive companies are breaking barriers to women to move into leadership roles

- Increasing Women's Health Awareness - including heart disease, menopause, and stress management

- All women's Space Walk with Jessica Meir & Christina Koch

- Esther Duflo wins Nobel Prize in Economics, becoming only the second (and youngest) women to win the award

- First-ever Image of a Black Hole is made possible by Katie Bouman, a women scientist 

- Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi is the first women pilot for the Indian Navy

- Egypt, Tanzania and Indoesia banned child marriage

- Sanna Marin became the world's youngest Prime Minister of Finland

These are just a few of the international moments recognized in the media of women's accomplishments. We believe that women accomplish great things every day and should be celebrated for her successes. 

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