Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD), is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, a call to action to press even harder for gender parity.

I thought we should join the global celebration, so I picked a cross section of stories that honor the day. The more I scanned, the more interesting it became. I selected a handful of links that were a bit out of the mainstream coverage, so enjoy!

+ How did it get started? Read about the history of IWD.

+ View the BBC’s photo essay, highlighting IWD activities from around the world.

+ An NPR story talks about the unsung heroes of the developing world who are making a difference.

+ Wired celebrates women who are leading the way in science, technology, design and innovation.

+ Fortune features an article about the shifts in brands from feel good quotes to more serious efforts to join the conversation.

Celebrate the achievements of the women in your organization today. Ask them to share their stories. They will appreciate the acknowledgement and you will be probably learn something that you didn’t previously know.

Have a great day!​​​​​​

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