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International Women's Day 2024: Building Bridges, Not Walls!

♥️🎉March is celebrated as ‘International Women’s Month’ and today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! It’s one of my favorite days of the year because it celebrates the sisterhood! 🎉♥️ It’s not just a date on the calendar -- it's a powerful symbol of solidarity, progress, and the on-going struggle for gender equality.

💡This day matters because it serves as a catalyst for change by honoring achievements, while also reminding us of the work that still lies ahead, all over the world. International Women's Day is a global celebration that marks the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme, "Breaking Barriers, Building a Better Future" calls for reflection on the importance of building bridges instead of walls, to explore the importance of empowering women in ALL aspects of life.


International Women's Day has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. Originating from the labor movement, this day has evolved into a global celebration that transcends borders and cultures. It’s become a rallying point for women's rights movements, as a day to amplify the voices of women and highlight the need for gender equality.


In a world where unity and collaboration are essential, this year's celebration underscores the significance of fostering connections, breaking down barriers, and collectively working towards a more inclusive and equitable society. Building bridges means doing the following:


  1. Unity in Diversity: International Women's Day celebrates the diversity of women's experiences, backgrounds, and achievements. By building bridges, we embrace this diversity, recognizing that unity can coexist with differences. The celebration becomes a platform for women from all walks of life to come together, share stories, and find common ground.

  2. Amplifying Voices: Building bridges means amplifying the voices of women who are underrepresented. It involves creating spaces where all women, regardless of their background, can be heard and seen. In amplifying these voices, we contribute to a richer, more inclusive portrayal of their experiences.

  3. Collaboration Over Competition: Instead of a negative competitive environment, the theme for International Women's Day 2024 emphasizes the importance of #collaborationovercompetition. Building bridges encourages collaboration! When women uplift and support each other, share resources, and work together, we create a collective force capable of overcoming challenges. #hypewomen

  4. Breaking Down Barriers: The spirit of building bridges lies in breaking down barriers, cultural, economic or systemic, that hinder progress. International Women's Day serves as a catalyst for this transformative change, urging us to work together, to build a world without dividing walls.

  5. Strength in Connection: Building bridges creates strength in connection. Rather than isolating ourselves within walls of indifference, connecting with other women provides a source of support and empowerment. Sharing experiences and insight promotes a sense of community to strengthen this purpose and address shared challenges. And it’s a known fact, women who like themselves, like other women! 🎉♥️

  6. Inclusive Empowerment: Empowerment is at the core of International Women's Day! Building bridges ensures this empowerment is inclusive, reaching all women regardless of our background or circumstance. Inclusivity becomes a guiding principle, ensuring no woman is left behind on the path towards equality.

  7. Inspiring Future Generations: By building bridges, we set an example for our future generations. Young girls who witness women coming together, supporting one another, and breaking down walls, are inspired to dream big, achieve their goals and become a beacon of hope for generations to come.


International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women around the world as they continue to make lasting marks on society. Recognizing and applauding these achievements is essential for inspiring future generations of women to dream big and pursue their goals.


International Women's Day is a call to action, an opportunity for everyone to contribute to the ongoing movement for gender equality. By taking these steps, no matter how small, you become an active participant in breaking barriers and building a better future for women  and girls, worldwide. Remember, change starts with you! Collectively, our efforts can bring about a more equitable and inclusive world for all.

♥️🎉Empowered women, empower women!


I’d love to hear how you’re celebrating International Women’s Day and month! Drop me a line or DM me on LinkedIn or IG.

Today I will be fearless. Today I am grateful.

Shine on beautiful people. 🦄


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