International Women’s Day 2010

“A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally” Maya Angelou

Today is International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the social, political and economical achievements of women around the world; past, present and future.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” Anne Frank

Let’s remember those who sacrificed their lives and fought so hard for the freedom and rights that we now have and often take for granted in the UK.

“It is our duty to make this world a better place for women” Dame Christabel Pankhurst

Let’s not forget the women all over the world who are still fighting for gender equality, for freedom, for justice and for a better world. May they stay strong and fight on.

“We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Let’s take time to let the women in our lives know that we love, value and appreciate them.

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Maya Angelou

Here’s to wonderful women all over the world, in all their roles and all their beauty.

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Women in Social Leadership Awards

Do you know a woman who deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated for her efforts in the Social leadership arena?

If so Ogunte are running their third annual Women in Social Leadership Awards and the deadline for nominations / applications is 5pm this Friday 26th Feb 2010.

“The awards showcase women in social enterprises, campaigns, networks and organisations, who offer innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing social issues.

The women recognised at these awards prove that with generosity, confidence and robust networks, you can achieve great and MEASURABLE social change.”

There are four categories:

  • UK Leader in the Workplace 2010
  • UK Social Business Leader 2010
  • UK Leader in Networks/Campaigns for Social Change 2010
  • Special Entry for Women Social Leaders from outside the United Kingdom

So if you know an inspiring socially minded business woman who deserves some props for all her hard work, nominate her today!!

International Women’s Day is the 8th March and this is a perfect warm up! What better way to publicly commend a fellow female 🙂

For more details and to download the application form see the Ogunte website HERE.

Much love, excellence, social action and sisterhood x

Today is Women’s Day…

International Women’s Day

Take the time to commend and thank the important woman in your life today.

I’m gonna 🙂