Saturday March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a celebration of women around the world. This century-old tradition serves to empower the women of today and to make waves for the women of tomorrow.
This celebratory observance dates back to the early 1900s, and has stood as an important day to recognize the economic, political, and social achievements of women globally. In its beginning years, women did not have the right to truly be their own individual. During the course of history, trailblazing women have devoted their lives to ensuring that the generations that followed them would be able to live in a society where their potential could be reached. That is why today we honour the women before us because they forged the vital path for our many successes.
Today we also remember those who do not have the rights and freedoms that North American women have. They are the reason we must continue to raise awareness of the power of women, and the potential we have.
It is truly an honour to stand with the women of London in celebration of the progress and change that women around the world have made. So, let us celebrate the women in our lives; without them we would be where we are today. Happy International Women’s Day!