It is sometimes strange to think that in 2017, we still have work to do to ensure equality. We have come a long way but we still have more to accomplish. We can look back and remember so many inspiring and influential women such as Susan B Anthony, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, Mother Theresa to name a few. There are even more girls and women currently paving the way to an even brighter future. Malala Yousafzai, Emma Watson, Michelle Obama, Ellen Degeneres, Melinda Gates. These women and SO many more make a difference every day. But, it's not just the ones in the spotlight that do so. It's the women surrounding us. It's the women who care for their families every day. It's the doctors and nurses who care for us when we or our loved ones are sick. It's the women in our communities volunteering or starting businesses or succeeding in the corporate world. It's the neighbor who donates her time to the homeless, the teacher shaping our future generations, and the friend who stays at home to raise their children. It's our sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, wives, friends. It's YOU and it's ME.
So, today, on International Women's Day, let's celebrate our strengths and our resilience. Let's embrace our weaknesses and our so called flaws. Let's do what we can today and every day to make even a small difference in those around us, in our communities and in the world itself. Let's also not forget to thank the men who support us.