March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress. Progress on what, you say? Gender parity, that’s what.
There’s a lot of great information on the IWD, including a short questionnaire that provides different ways of pressing for progress on gender parity, including some specific actions you can take under these broader themes:
- I will challenge stereotypes and bias
- I will forge positive visibility of women
- I will celebrate women’s achievements.
You can also download “selfie cards” that say these things on them and include the “#PressforProgress” hashtag. Hold them up for a selfie and post on social media.
Tomorrow morning I’m going to the 18th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast and Auction in support of the London Abused Woman Centre.
Are you doing anything special for IWD this year? Do you have an idea about how, in the days, weeks, and months to come you will #PressforProgress?