Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018

By March 8, 2018 No Comments
celebrate international women's day - tweet from Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition tweeted,

“There is a lot to fight for: Engage! Women and men alike. We need power to make equality a reality.”

From a communication viewpoint, “equality a reality,” is memorable, powerful, and repeatable – three characteristics you want of your messages.

As for celebrating today, journalists at the New York Times, captured the complexities of International Women’s Day in the first few paragraphs of their article:

ROME — In the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, International Women’s Day arrived on Thursday with a sense of urgency this year.

For many women, there is a keen awareness that there has been a major shift in the firmament when it comes to gender parity, the treatment of women in the workplace and sexual dynamics.

But others — scratching out lives in developing countries in Africa, toiling away at jobs with little pay in Latin America, or scrambling to raise children without help in the Middle East — probably have little time left over to reflect on the one day of the year designated to celebrate “the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” as the website says.

Wherever you live, whatever you do, and whatever you believe in — let’s make the world a better place together by treating everyone like fellow sisters and brothers.

Ira Koretsky

About Ira Koretsky

Ira Koretsky is the CEO of The Chief Storyteller®. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better workplace outcomes and improved performance with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communication. He is also an adjunct professor in public speaking at the University of Maryland's Business School. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, trainer, consultant, and executive communication coach.