Today is International Women’s Day. I’m sharing this from my friend Laurie’s blog, Life on the Bike. Laurie recently ran for state delegate in an effort to balance the disparity of women in office. She’s also a health care practitioner, serving the needs of women every day. Let’s spread the word.
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Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and the 2016 Campaign Theme is Pledge for Parity.
“Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement, and while there is much to celebrate, progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places”.
Let’s all do our part to take concrete steps to help achieve gender parity more quickly – whether by
- helping women and girls achieve their ambitions,
- calling for gender-balanced leadership,
- respecting and valuing difference,
- developing more inclusive and flexible cultures, and
- rooting out workplace bias.
Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.
Please share through your social networks, using #pledgeforparity and #IWD2016
In the meantime, check out this Timeline of Women’s Footprints in History
Thanks for helping to spread the word!
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This post ended up in my spam folder and as I pulled it out and opened it up I thought to myself “I’ve seen this before”. 🙂 And I had! On Laurie’s blog. Since I’m an international woman, I very much support the change in the workplace for women. Odd thing though. I’ve had 2 superiors that were women and they gave us all a bad name. Their treatment of their employees and their clients was unbecoming anyone, man or woman. Let’s hope it gets better sooner than later.
Spam! Why I never. [tee-hee]
You know I never thought about it, but since I hail from Canada I guess I’m international too. Fun! I’ve worked for women as you describe, but I’ve also worked for some wonderful women as well. I think there was a time when women thought they had to behave a certain way to get ahead, OR they got ahead through more belligerent means. What a shame. I loved reading about all the inspiring women in Laurie’s link. We’ve come a long way, but so much work lies ahead, too. Celebrating you, Marlene.
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Celebrating you too. The lady with her own business. Woohoo! I almost made it. The women I didn’t care for didn’t have any qualms about stealing from employees and one that cheated customers. I despise dishonesty in any form. Just don’t get it.
Oh what terrible people to work for. I’ve worked with liars and cheats a number of times over the years and I’m always gobsmacked. We were raised to be honest; I can’t live any other way. I don’t get it either.
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That’s how I am too. Had to quit the jobs. May not be able to change them but don’t have to watch.