How You Can Get Involved In International Women’s Day
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How You Can Get Involved In International Women’s Day

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Mar 7, 2019
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In the not-so-distant past, women were treated as second-class citizens. They were only expected to stay home and take care of the family. They were unable to vote, work in some industries, or even participate in sporting events.

Fortunately, we have come a long way since then, and International Women’s Day is held every year to celebrate the milestones and achievements that women have achieved through the decades.

However, the fight is not yet over. There’s still so much that can be done to improve the lives of women. The good news is that these need not be grand gestures—you can celebrate femininity and empower women in your own way. Read on:

Join an International Women’s Day event

Your city should have a few events that celebrate International Women’s Day. Gather your gal pals and join the fun! Who knows, it might just be one of the most enlightening and fun days of your life. Check out https://www.internationalwomensday.com/EventList to find an event near you!

Support a female entrepreneur

HTC. Spanx. Net-a-Porter. What do these brands have in common? They were all founded by women entrepreneurs: Taiwan-born Cher Wang is a co-founder of HTC, Shark Tank guest judge Sara Blakely started Spanx, and Dame Natalie Massenet founded Net-a-Porter and went on to change the world of luxury e-commerce. You don’t have to splurge, though! If you have female loved ones with their own businesses, you can simply make a purchase from them. It will go a long way!

Donate to an organization that supports women

There are lots of non-profit organizations that support women. Catalyst is dedicated to improving the progress of women in the workplace, while the Malala Fund, which was started by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, champions young women’s right to be educated. Another alternative is to donate to your local women’s shelter.

Read books written by women authors.

Women usually offer an interesting perspective on things, and this is pretty evident in their literary work. Just look at the magical Wizarding universe that J.K. Rowling created, the dystopian reality that Margaret Atwood created for The Handmaid’s Tale, the gothic masterpiece that is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the masterfully painted scenes in Virginia Woolf’s novels.

Do something nice for a woman you love.

Really, you don’t have to go far and wide to change the world this International Women’s Day. We’re all lucky to have amazing women in our lives—honor them by doing something that will make them smile. Be it a bouquet of flowers, a box of cookies, or even just a warm, tight hug, these little shows of support will go a long, long way.

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Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

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