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The Biblio File
March 9, 2020

Sunday, March 8th was International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

An equal world is an enabled world.  Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue.  Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.   A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious.  The race is on for the gender equal boardroom, a gender equal government, gender equal media coverage, gender equal workplaces, gender equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth.

The theme for 2020 is Each for Equal, drawn from a notion of “collective individualism.”  We are all parts of a whole.  We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.  Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions.  Collectively, we can make change happen.

If the forecast holds it will be snowing when this publishes and this cute picture will make sense.  If it’s sunny and warm instead then let’s just say this was a memory from last week.