Today is March 8th, and it is once again time to celebrate International Women’s Day! The theme in this year’s campaign is #BreakingTheBias. What does that mean? It means it is time to take a stand against gender bias, discriminating and stereotyping against women. Not only in the workplace, but even with friends and family. The only way to make a change is to be the change. Even if you are not the one discriminating and stereotyping, being a bystander is not acceptable. It takes bravery and confidence to call out people out when they are not treating women as equals.
There are many ways to support this year’s campaign for International Women’s Day. You can read a book by a female author or research the work from a female scientist. That way you are appreciating the works by brilliant women from history that have contributed to the world we live in today. You can also become more educated on the topic of inequalities women face in today’s world by having a conversation with a woman. This can be a close friend, co-worker, or a family member as well. A chance to stop and listen to a woman’s perspective is an excellent way to educate yourself on International Women’s Day. If you do not feel as comfortable talking to someone one-on-one, writing about women appreciation in the form of a journal or poem is also contributing to the campaign!
Merton Connected also has opportunities for International Women’s Day! You can listen to female speakers talk about their experiences of being a woman today and the stereotyping and discrimination that they have faced in their lives. This includes activities such as: yoga, meditation, education on the flux of woman hormones, and parent coaching.
Take a moment today to stop and listen to a woman’s perspective and help #BreakTheBias! Sign up online with Merton Connected with one of the available speakers today.
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