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International Women’s Day 2019

Written By Glory Community 08 Mar 2019
International Women’s Day 2019

#BalanceForBetter and Why Gender Equality Matters

International Women’s Day has been celebrated annually on March 8th since the year 1911. While it is very much a celebration of women’s political, social, and corporate achievements, it’s also an opportunity to further discuss gender-balance considerations in our society.

#BalanceForBetter

From ground-level activism to global action, we have collectively reached a point where we expect balance. We both notice its absence and celebrate its presence. This is why #BalanceForBetter is the theme for IWD 2019.

Gender-balance is not a women’s issue; it’s a social, business, and political issue that all groups have a part to play in. By sharing responsibility, we can accelerate the understanding and adoption of gender-balanced practices. Together, we can build a gender-balanced world

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of those who care about human rights” – Gloria Steinem

What Does Balance Mean to Us?

At Glory Juice Co., we’re proud of the diversity within our team. We also understand that there’s more we can do to continue to move gender-balance forward within our walls, and beyond.

To continue the conversation, we asked our team members what #BalanceForBetter means to them.

Camille Valencia | @misscmv
Store Manager, Coal Harbour
 
#BalanceForBetter means granting equal opportunity to all and celebrating diversity. It means creating spaces for everyone to thrive, regardless of their gender, race or nationality.
Shannon Pickering | @pickeringshannon
Store Manager, Olympic Village

 

#BalanceForBetter means gender equality for all women. That one day all woman can do and be all that they dream of. #BalanceForBetter also means equality in the work place. Appreciation for all working woman and stay at home moms, as both roles are very important. Woman have many roles to play throughout their lives and it’s important to me that the these woman receive support from everyone. As the queen B said it herself "Who runs the world? Girls!”

 

Natalia Alvarez | @nataaalita
Business Development Manager
 
#BalanceForBetter is about elevating our world by providing equal opportunities for all. Anything good can be made great through the collaboration of a diverse group. When we remove gender, cultural, and racial parameters we will have a more balanced and representative perspective on issues facing us today.
 
We are surrounded by tremendous opportunities to instigate positive change on a grand scale and by banding together we’re better equipped to do so!

 

How You Can Support International Women’s Day

Whether you get out into your community to attend local event or simply motivate conversations around gender-balance within your social group, there are many ways for you to participate in International Women’s Day.

To find events in your area visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/EventList

For IWD news and updates be sure to follow @internationalwomensday_global

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an annual event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also an opportunity to call awareness to gender equality, helping to accelerate conversation and activity around the matter.

It’s an event focused on unity, celebration, advocation and action related to equality, on both a global to local scale. It is celebrated annually on March 8th and has taken place since 1911. The event is not specific to any country, group, or organization; instead belonging to all groups everywhere.