Happy International Women’s Day

IWD2016_Banner_StepItUpMarch8March_RLB_0689_675x450Celebrate women today! Join women worldwide to observe the accomplishments and the struggles of women. Visit the UN’s International Women’s Day site; it’s loaded with great resources. “We have shattered so many glass ceilings, we created a carpet of shards. Now we are sweeping away the assumptions and bias of the past so women can advance across new frontiers,” says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for International Women’s Day 2016.

I am MalalaOur collection is filled with stories of courageous women! Here are just a couple to get you inspired.
I am Malala : How one girl stood up for education and changed the world, by Malala Yousafzai
sketches her brave actions to champion education in Pakistan under the Taliban.

Half the skyHalf the sky : turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is a startling, informative, and impassioned call to action for Westerners to recognize oppression of women and girls worldwide. At the same time, it’s a lyrical testament to the strength of spirit possessed by women and girls.

Finally – Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers.  Enjoy this interactive timeline.