Saturday Sweeps: Women!

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In light of International Women’s day, which was on March 8th, I’ve been inspired by women’s issues and initiatives this week.

Annually on the 8th of March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for men only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.

The theme of this year’s IWD is “Celebrate, Commit, and Connect.” The goal: to celebrate like never before ~ connect as only women do ~ and commit to improve in 3 areas of their lives:

  • Personal ~ improve their personal health and well being, and their businesses as employees, business owners, entrepreneurs.
  • Family ~ help their families be healthier and prepare for the future right now.
  • Country ~ let their voices be heard: to speak up, to make positive changes in their communities/countries.
What a wonderful, Silver Lined opportunity to celebrate both being a woman and the women in our lives!

Huffington Post’s Which Woman Inspires You?

Alexis Swanson’s Sip, Swirl, Quaff the Right way

Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit

Olivia Palermo’s Sweets for International Women’s Day

WWD’s profile on Angella Nazarian and her new book, Pioneers of the Possible

The Bedlam of Beefy’s Phin & Phebes Ice Cream

Donna Karan and Same Sky Celebration of International Woman’s Day

the littlest’s raising girls

Milkshake’s It’s Women Who Make the World Go ‘Round

Mrs. Lillien’s Blue Eyed Belled (very Silver Lined for me because I have NO CLUE about makeup…& happen to have blue eyes)

 

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