International Women's Day 2021

“Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,”

On March 8th, we celebrated International Women's Day.

Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women without regard to cultural, religious, ethnic, economic, or political affiliations. It is a moment for women across the world to unite over a powerful platform to drive action for and raise awareness about women’s rights and gender equality.

 

This year, International Women’s Day highlighted the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it has had on women around the world. The theme designated by the United Nations this year was “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” to highlight the efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the pandemic. 

To mark International Women’s Day this year, the WBRC invited women leaders from the community to participate in a social media campaign to highlight the importance of women’s economic empowerment and commit to leading the fight for gender equity. 

The ladies were invited to respond to the prompt:

 

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