Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1949
Today March 8th, we are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). It was over 100 years ago (on March 19, 1911) that over 1 million men and women attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland to commemorate the first International Women’s Day. Now many more countries have joined the celebration on March 8th of every year when we celebrate past and present achievements of women and inspire a new generation for future achievements.
Eleanore Roosvelt said it well — “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”
On this special day of celebration and remembrance, we hope you will find the photo montage tribute below inspiring — feel free to forward to mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and women friends. From the US, you will see Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, American WWII recruits, Rosa Parks, etc. From France, you will see Marie Curie and Simone Weil — as well as many great women from around the world. It’s hard to believe that women could not vote in the US until 1920 and in France, women had to wait until 1944! And there are so many women still struggling in the world today for basic human rights so let’s pay tribute to the many women that paved the way and made it possible for us to be where we are today. And let’s not forget the women in our daily lives that nurture our resilience, determination, and femininity.
Tribute to the Women of the World – Hero by Mariah
Which women in history (famous or not), do you find most inspiring? Leave us a comment with your answer, we would love to know.