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International Woman’s Day today!

What does this mean? All over the world special woman are remembered for making changes that we are now all benefiting from.

According to the International Woman’s Day website, here are just a few;

In 1910 Clara Zetkin from Germany proposed the idea of an International Woman’s Day. International woman’s day was honoured for the first time in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. More than one million woman and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for woman’s right to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later, the tragic ‘Triangle Fire’ in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working woman, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants.

Also, some facts about voting for woman, organized by Robert Patemann the first right for woman to vote came, this was in 1906 in Finland who were then still part of the Russian Empire and the rest of the woman received the opportunity to participate only in 1917. In 1918 woman were allowed to vote in the United Kingdom and in 1917 the right to vote in the Netherlands, just to name a few!

Just a few sailing facts although there many, many more!
Dame Ellen MacArthur sailed solo from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island single handed, and the latest one Greta Thunberg who is born in 2003 and is a leading voice now for climate change. These are just a few of so many inspirational woman on this planet that deserve to be remembered and mentioned for the changes they are making and have made in the past.

Some inspiring woman in my life are my Mum for giving me life, my Daughters for inspiring me, my friends for being there for me, people from the Tanya’s Courage Shop, and so many more woman that made an impact in my life.
Over the years the world has witnessed a significant change and attitude shift in both woman’s and society’s thoughts about woman’s equality and emancipation.
Here are some inspirational quotes from amazing woman;
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” – Byron Katie

“As women, we must stand up for ourselves and stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.”
“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are BEAUTIFUL.
“Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.” – Michelle Obama

As there is still a lot of debate about equality between man and woman we need to keep working and making changes to the world by being there for each other, together we can make a difference!

Who are the most important women in your life? Would be lovely to hear from you!

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