Today is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a global day where we celebrate, the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women. It is a day where we are reminded of the importance of equality. Together we can fight bias, stereotypes, broaden our perceptions, and challenge our own thoughts and actions. We must recognize the struggles of women globally and continue to encourage women, to find their voice, understand their value, and demand their worth.
We must encourage the next generation to become Doctors, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs, Professors, CEOs, Artists, Speakers, Authors, Engineers, and Scientists through mentorship, empowerment, support, and education. The theme this year is #eachforequal where the focus is on creating a global embrace of equality, that enables everyone. Therefore, as you celebrate today and continue to celebrate women’s history month, celebrate the achievements of women in the classroom, workplace, churches, businesses, and community centers. Find someone who is struggling with understanding their worth, and place them under your wing. Help them see they have value and purpose. When we continue to support and encourage each other, we embrace the importance of equality. Most importantly, we create a pathway for the next generation.
Women’s History Month is about us, therefore, embrace your history, embrace your journey, embrace who you are.
Dr. Regina Banks-Hall