every year, I spend international women’s day thinking about a few things. first, I think about where the state of women currently stands in terms of equality and fair treatment around the world. second, I think about what I can do to make a positive impact on the problems I see.
this year, I feel even more strongly about these things and my responsibility to make change because of the political state in the US and because my daughter was born this year. in fact, my daughter was born exactly 8 months ago today! so what are we going to do ladies? what can I do to make this world a better place for the kids that will follow us? here’s what I think we can do to start to make change happen, even at the smallest levels:
lead by example: treat yourself and other women with the respect you’d want your daughter to get. refrain from judging and find ways in which you can help others. it’s amazing how much leading by example can inspire others to do the same.
support your ladies: whatever your friends and acquaintances choose to do, support them. be there when things are good and when things are bad. be someone who can always be relied upon and who also doesn’t take themselves too seriously. the more we support each other, the more we raise women up.
find your true north: how can you help make the world a better place for women and girls? what is that you do or can create? it doesn’t have to be huge, but if we all contribute a little to raising awareness around women and girls, we can make our homes and communities better.
I hope you all know how hugely important and valued you are as individuals, keep doing what your doing, be yourself, and celebration international women’s day with me!