In Celebration of International Women’s Day

Let’s not just encourage women to smash through the glass ceiling, but empower them to build their own towers” — Richard Branson

This years theme for International Women’s Day on March 8th is  #BeBoldForChange.

Remember this is not a women’s issue it is a human issue.

I personally love that concept and have said that 2017 is the year for Belonging and Action….we all must become ambassadors for change this year.

I made a video in 2014 on the meaning of International Women’s Day that I want to share with you today. The theme of 2014 was Inspiration and I am struck by the fact that we have taken a big step forward, but many steps backwards. Inspiration can allow us to dream bigger, but without strategic action we cannot ground the dream into physical reality.

No one learns in a vacuum and we all need mentors to learn from. This is the belonging that I have spoken of. We need our tribe and we need others outside our tribe who have experiences and knowledge that we do not have. Then it is time to play it forward by sharing our own wisdom and experiences.

At this time of the year I also like to remember Queen Esther. Her story is celebrated in the Jewish Holiday of Purim beginning March 11th. For me this is a story where a woman takes on her power and moves from a beauty queen to a powerful courageous leader. To read more Click Here.

As a ritual for International Women’s Day, commit to mentoring one woman or girl for at least 6 months.

To discover more about International Women’s Day watch the video below:

 

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