- Social Media
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- Good Giving
- Corporate Responsibility
- Be Fearless
Let's face it, women rock (ok, so I'm slightly biased). And today's a day for us to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women around the world for the 100th observance of International Women's Day.
Today and throughout the month of March, hundreds of events are being held to mark the economic, political and social acheivements of women. It's also a day to help raise awareness of the challenges women and girls face in some parts of the world.
Interested in learning more about the day, or in getting involved? Here's a quick roundup of some of the ways you can keep up to date on the events going on this month:
- Keep up with the latest happenings through the Twitter hashtag #IWD11.
- As part of its celebration of International Women's Day, the State Department is teaming up with Goldman-Sachs to expand Goldman's 10,000 Women intiative, aimed at teaching business and mangagement skills to women in developing countries. (Kudos to my business school, Thunderbird, for their involvement in 10,000 Women.) Secretary Clinton will also host the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama. Here's a great Newsweek article about the Secretary's efforts to place women and girls at the top of her international agenda.
- On their Facebook page, the UN Foundation's GirlUp campaign has been sharing a list of movies highlighting women's and girls' issues leading up to International Women's Day.
- Women for Women International are observing the day with their Join Me on the Bridge campaign, with the aim of creating a "...movement of women to join together on a bridge. Women, children and men, whether it's 2, 200, 2000, or more, will be joining together on bridges across the world, holding up banners, making a public statement that 'Stronger Women Build Bridges of Peace' and supporting women in war-torn areas."
- Our friends at Vivanista are combining two of my favorite things - cupcakes and giving back - through their partnership with Sprinkles Cupcakes and CARE. Vivanista is encouraging people to host a "Party for a Purpose," during the month of March to celebrate, share, educate and engage in discussion around women’s achievements in the past century, while also giving back by building a CARE Package. The package is designed to help poor girls and women get the much needed education and resources they need to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty once and for all. More information on how to host a Party for a Purpose and build a CARE package is available here.
Know of another great #IWD11 resource? Share it in the comments below!