Friday, March 11, 2011

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

100 years ago on March was declared International Women's Day!!! In a primarily female dominated office, we like to celebrate women's day everyday!!! As a female in a era where gender equaility is promoted and growing up knowing I could do anything I set my mind to...even running a Fortune 500 company, I can appreciate the great challenges women in history have over come for myself and others.

This "holiday" in different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. The movement started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc.

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