Wisdom shared by great women from around the world on the eve of International Women’s Day-

 

I am Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me. ~ Maya Angelou

International Women's Day

My Heroes- Maya Angelou connected with countless people through her powerful poetry

Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book ~ Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai -International Women's Day

Malala Yousafzai at Girl Summit 2014

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world ~ Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton-international Women's Day

Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher-International Women's Day

Margaret Thatcher

One is not born a woman, one becomes one. ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Simone_De_Beuvoir International Women's Day

Simone De Beauvoir

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey -International Women's Day

Oprah Winfrey

 

International Women’s day celebrates the social, economic and political achievement of women.

Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.  According to  The World Economic Forum 2014 prediction, it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.

So all men and women can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly – whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to taking pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.

#PledgeForParity

International Women’s Day 2016 events are occurring across the world. Do follow this link to check out what is going on in your area.

 

Source: IWD 2016 campaign theme

 

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