International Women’s Day Is March 8! Since 1908, International Women’s Day has been a day to recognize the achievements of women around the world regardless of nationality, ethnic background, culture, economic status or political beliefs.
To honor this day, Women for Women International offices around the world hold events ranging from quiet and reflective meetings to loud and festive celebrations.
In Baghdad, women have rallied at the capitol for equal treatment… In Afghanistan you’ll find women praying, holding poetry readings and demonstrating martial arts to show empowerment. In the DR Congo, women hold parades and protests against unpunished sexual assaults… In Kosovo the women are treated to flowers and free food. And here in the US, people across the country are hosting a variety of events in honor of International Women’s Day.
This year, Women for Women International is creating a bridge between the women they serve in the field and the women who support them. You can get involved by hosting house parties, holding open dialogues about violence against women, organizing a Run for Congo Women, hosting an art exhibit, etc.
You can also send them stories about your own celebration and they’ll share it with the Women for Women International community.
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.
She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.
Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.
Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.