❤️ HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ❤️
To all of our fabulous ladies out there!
We are so grateful to have you join us on this exciting ride and wanted to say thank you for your endless support!
Make sure you scroll down below for a letter from our founder, Sabinna.
Today is International Women’s Day and I would like to use the chance to write a few thoughts on feminism, empowerment and the necessity of this day.
One might argue that there is no need for this day or that everyday is women’s day, if we simply want it. The fact is: unfortunately it’s not that simple. We still live in a world where equal pay, freedom from violence, full access to education or maternal health rights are simply not the reality for women. We are also underrepresented in all positions of leadership and power.
The international women’s day won’t change any of these statistics. But us using this day to raise our voice and talk about the status quo and what is wrong with it, will definitely cause change. We can all contribute and become active. So what can we all do in our everyday lives to push for more equality and to encourage women? Here a few suggestions that could be a start:
Let’s forget about humbleness for a minute. Because it’s sometimes mistaken for ‘don’t you dare talking about your achievements and come across arrogant’. If women keep being quiet about their skills, their achievements or their visions in order to be humble, how will they ever progress in their careers?
Let’s stop asking women to choose between family and career. Let everyone be who they want to be, let’s not judge women who chose to get back to work a week after having a baby, or the one who decided not to go back for 2 years, or the one who decided not to have kids at all. Let’s simply acknowledge the choice they made and ask if we can maybe help somehow.
Let’s encourage girls and young women to dream big. Being the oldest of 4 girls, I got to witness how the spirit of young women can be broken before we even dared to dream big. Let’s stop dividing jobs in female and male or putting pressure on young women to choose the education or job that society approves for them. Let’s instead encourage them to dream big and help their confidence to grow.
Let’s lift each other up. I know that’s a common inspirational quote on fridge magnets and instagram. But how about we actually start to embrace it? Let’s help each other to get that amazing job, to apply for that scholarship, to raise money for that project, to pick the perfect school for the child or to finally go for it. I am sure there are many women surrounding you right now, who might need you and your ability to lift them up.
These all might seem like little things, but in retrospective a lot of small steps can look like an incredible jump. By changing the current structure of social expectations towards women, we can open the road to leadership.
Because we really need to give women the chance to take leadership roles and have an equal political voice in order to transform society, economies and countries.
All the best,