International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has been observed for over 100 years with a focus on unity, equality and diversity and primarily celebrates the movement for women’s rights.
Our company is proud to be celebrating women where the great Suffragettes movement began, right here in Manchester! The inspirational political activist, Emmeline Pankhurst, was born in Moss Side in 1858. Infuriated by the lack of progress in the campaign for votes for women, she set up the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). With her empowering speeches and provocative demonstrations, Pankhurst gave women a voice and the courage to fight for their right to vote and have the same rights as their male counterparts. The female-only party later became known commonly as the suffragettes, taking the originally offensive term which meant ‘nasty woman’ and reclaiming it in a show of power.
On this day we celebrate and support women globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, women’s networks, charities, non-profit bodies, the media and more. It is so important to celebrate the achievements of women and to push forward for equal rights for all across the globe.
Here are some quotes from inspirational women in business:
“Find your tribe who can show you support and solidarity. There’s nothing stronger than a team of women who lift each other up!” – Jackie Salt, Commercial Manager at ATTAIN Digital
“I can only do what I do because I am supported by strong women, who have the courage to achieve amazing things even when the world appears to be against them. I celebrate that we are changing the world for the next generation of strong women.” – Yvonne Hope, CEO at Barnabas Manchester
We would also like to give a shoutout to a couple of women who without their support we would not be where we are today.
Jessica Bradley runs the award-winning JEKBEE started just over 3 years ago, alongside looking after some of the UK’s biggest brands she has provided motivational speeches and mentoring to a number of businesses including Datacentreplus.
She provides excellent in-depth understanding and passion for digital marketing, with the ability to spot market trends and pinpoint profitable opportunities to maximise ROI against clients’ marketing spend. Motivated, ambitious and highly-driven multilingual individual, specialising in business strategy, paid and organic search, display advertising, social media, email marketing, content marketing.
Lisa Edge, Owner and Founder of GB Shared Ltd is one of the most inspirational people we know. Since opening Lancashare almost 6 years ago she has helped develop “share” brands across the UK helping businesses apply for tenders and get counties and local businesses working together with her unique brand.
If you would like any more information on IWD, how you can get involved or are interested in joining the IWD community please click here.