Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD). The first IWD was held in 1911 in various European countries, although it was not sanctioned by the United Nations until 1975. That makes this year the 100th anniversary of IWD.  There has been a lot of change since then but there are still struggles to be had. Here’s a roundup of some of the media attention on IWD:

In the Globe and Mail, Stephanie Nolen highlights the silent majority of women who are still struggling for their rights.

Sheila Gervais, a member of Equal Voice’s advisory committee, notes the gender imbalance in politics.

CBC highlights 10 female trendsetters as well as providing a history of IWD.

Nicholas Kristoff asks: do female leaders matter?

The UN Secretary General’s statement on IWD.

The Prime Minister’s statement on IWD.

We would also like to invite you once again to attend the Equal Voice Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday.  On Friday afternoon, Amy Kishek and Courtney Bragg of Equal Voice will be hosting a Youth Forum. We encourage you all to attend, especially in the spirit of IWD.

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