International Women’s Day

This year’s International Women’s day the theme was Be Bold for Change and I was proud to sign a pledge to stand up for change in my community to support women and to support women in the Labour party with a #powerpledge

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continue’s to grow from strength to strength.

#BeBoldForChange and …

  • query all-male speaking panels
  • pull people up on exclusive language
  • challenge stereotypes
  • call it out when women are excluded
  • monitor the gender pay gap
  • point out bias and highlight alternatives
  • call for diverse candidate shortlists
  • embrace inclusive leadership
  • redefine the status quo

You can also catch a glimpse of me with other talented Labour Women in this video.

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