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International Women’s Day: YOU PLUS ME = WE

Mandatory Credit: Photo by PETER FOLEY/EPA-EFE/REX/ 2018 Women’s March on New York City, USA – 20 Jan 2018

Today marks International Women’s Day, which is celebrated in many countries all over the world. On this day, women are recognized for their accomplishments across the board. It is also known as the United States (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Did you know that the first National Women’s day started in the United States on February 28th in 1909? It came about to honor the 1908 garment workers strike in New York City, when women protested against unsafe working conditions.

Since its inception, the rights of women have come a long way, but we have so much further to go. Thank goodness for the explosion of the Women Right’s marches across the United States and the #metoo movement.

We have the power to be the change we wish to see in the world!

Photo courtesy of NY Times

Here are some stats from a 2015 Accenture’s annual research report. The results are from more than 3,600 participants in 30 countries, that revealed:

  1. An equal number of men and women asked for a promotion in 2015! In 2014, 40 percent of women and 47 percent of men asked for a promotion.

  2. When negotiating a raise, 25 percent of women received a higher raise than they originally anticipated! The result for men was a little lower at 17 percent. As for asking for a promotion, 77 percent of women received a new role when they asked/negotiated compared to 71 percent of men.

  3. The majority (52 percent) of their employers are preparing more women for senior management than last year. In addition, 71 percent indicated the number of women CTOs will grow by 2030.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

What are you doing in celebration of International Women’s Day? What women in your life, inspire you to be better; to be the change you seek in the world?

Please share your comments, below.

Until next time, love and light!



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