Happy International Women's Day, 2021!

Posted on: Mon, 03/08/2021 - 12:13 By: Melissa Ruiz

Melissa RuizMarch 8th is a day to globally celebrate all things women. International Women's Day celebrates all the achievements of women across the world and all the contributions we have made to social, economic, cultural and political advancements. This year's theme for International Women's Day is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world". It celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equitable recovery and future from the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting the gaps that remain.

Though the pandemic rages on and the efforts of women around the world play a major part in combatting it, this does not mean other issues affecting women and girls politely recede into the background in the interim. It is important to recognize the efforts of all women around the world and today we shine a spotlight on a few notable examples of strong women shaping the world for the better, from the international stage to their own local communities.

 

 

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

In 2020, Former Foreign and Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the first African and female leader of the World Trade Organization.

 

 

Avesta Rastan

In April of 2020, 25 year-old graphic designer Avesta Rastan created an infographic explaining how COVID-19 affects the body which quickly went viral on Twitter.

 

 

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardren

New Zealand's Prime Minister has made great strides with her efforts to effectively eradicate COVID-19 in New Zealand. This and her poignant and heart-felt support of the victims of the Christchurch shooting has served as a shining example of leadership for women (and men!) everywhere.

 

These exceptional women are only three examples of what more than half of the world's population can accomplish. Today, in honor of them and the efforts of women and girls everywhere, we wish everyone a happy International Women's Day!

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