The theme for the 2020 International Women’s Day is #BecauseOfYou. Last year’s #BalanceforBetter brought light to the gender gap in employment, notably the shortage of females in STEM fields.
This year’s #BecauseOfYou theme is about paying tribute to those women who inspire us as we move toward the goal of gender equality. Today, I have two words for you:
You are the reason why this blog exists. The achievements of females are amazing and deserve to get the spotlight time and again. Your leadership and accomplishments often inspire me and make me want to do more.
Whether you realize it or not, you are having an impact on the world, whether it be locally or on a global scale. It is important to know that you can make that impact a positive one that leaves those around you all the better for knowing you.
If you are saying to yourself, “my life doesn’t matter,” I want you to think again. It could be that you’re touching lives without even realizing it. For example:
#BecauseOfYou someone smiled today
#BecauseOfYou someone thought differently about a valuable topic
#BecauseOfYou there was a small business that received a positive review
#BecauseOfYou being a mentor, someone received the guidance they needed
#BecauseOfYou that volunteer position got filled
#BecauseOfYou we are one step closer to overcoming gender challenges in a patriarchal society
#BecauseOfYou there is joy in someone’s day today
There are many ways to put a sparkle in a person’s day and, in turn, make your own day special. By continuing to show our best selves, women reveal why we are such a valuable and contributing part of communities and the world as a whole.
Wishing you an amazing International Women’s Day 2020!