With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women's equality fuelled by movements like #MeToo, #TimesUp and more - there is a strong global momentum striving for gender parity.
And while we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus, there's indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support.
So we can't be complacent. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
International Women's Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress.
NEWS!! NEWS!! NEWS!!— Women's Day (@womensday) March 8, 2018
International Women's Day sees McDonald's flip their golden arches for the first time ever in their whole brand history. The iconic "M" becomes a fabulous "W" for women! They're honoring women everywhere. Awesome!! #PressforProgress https://t.co/GGcup9iQm0 pic.twitter.com/5LecTaBmIn
Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900's, the first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women's Day belongs to all communities everywhere - governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table conversation - everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity.
Who says senior management don't have a sense of humour? 😂 #IWD2018 #PressForProgess #visibility pic.twitter.com/72ifjYO9kN
— Newydd Housing (@NewyddHousing) March 8, 2018
So make International Women's Day YOUR day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. Press for Progress!