International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on 8th of March every year.

Right Now, 130 million girls across the world are denied the basic right of education.

If the number of girls out of school formed a country, it would be the tenth largest on the planet – bigger than Japan.

All children deserve a good education, but in the poorest countries girls are totally denied it more than boys. Education is vital for all children, not just boys…

It is up to us as strong women to help these young girls that have not been given a chance in life to be where we are today.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without an education.

We as a nation of women can’t afford to just ignore 130 million girls that potentially could cure diseases, invent brilliant technology, revolutionise an industry, or even be the next prime minister…

Being a 50-year-old woman who has worked my whole life to get to where I am today,  I have been running two very successful businesses for over 35 years.

Education to me was a massive part of life, it gave me confidence, guidance and the will to succeed in any aspect of my life not just working life.

Being a daughter, sister, friend, partner, and mother can at times be a struggle, but women have an inner strength that pulls us through and we always end up on top.

I like being a woman because I think the answers now are so much more varied and exquisite then they would have been even twenty years ago because we have come so far as a gender.

I love that I can talk freely about any subject without embarrassment; that I can be a chameleon; that I can be proud of my gender, and that everywhere I turn there are women all over the world making and breaking the rules.

The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.  Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action, whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Quotes From The Most Inspirational Women In History

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

‘I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free’

Mary Wollstonecraft

‘If women be educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?’

Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst

‘Trust in God – she will provide.’

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

‘I don’t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.’

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

‘The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.’

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.’

Whatever you do, be different,  I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.

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