Saturday, March 8, 2014

International Women's Day 2014

Inspired by the 15,000 women who marched through NYC protesting for 
better pay and voting rights in 1908, the National Women's Day was established
to celebrate the advancements of the modern woman across the United States. In
1911, it evolved into what is now known as the International Women's Day, which
has been celebrated annually on March 8 since 1913.

While women have made strides in equality professionally, politically, and even
domestically, it is still important to inspire and educate new generations of
women and men about the past. It's also crucial to empower new generations to
continue the work of our ancestors and push for better gender equality world wide.
Studies have shown that countries with more gender equality have better economic growth.
Even in America, the land of the free, women still make 77 cents to every dollar a
man earns. As Sheryl Sandberg would say, I believe it's impotent that we continue to 
#askformore so we can continue to make our world a better place.

And be sure to watch the new series of MAKERS documentaries that sheds light on
some of the most powerful women who make America.

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