About International Women's Day
When: Tuesday 8 March 2011
What: International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women's right to vote. The word 'Suffragette' is derived from the word "suffrage" meaning the right to vote. International Women's Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year. Let's reinvent opportunity for working women and all women. Read more here..
I was reading on one site where the reader was asked to nominate a woman who has inspired them the most.I thought about all the famous women in politics, business, medicine, arts, and sport etc but I kept thinking more about the women closer to me, like my late mother and my two daughters.
|My mother and me.|
My mother left her home in Yorkshire as a teenager to study Nursing in a London hospital. She married and had two children and then suffered 6 years of war torn London. The little family migrated to Australia after the war with very little money. I am inspired by the way my mother struggled in her new country to build a home and educate her children and make a comfortable life for herself by working hard for many years. She was a loving, caring and supportive mother.
|Meeting up in UK while they were both working there.|
I am inspired by my fun loving daughters, who worked hard at school and university. They have travelled the world and had extraordinary experiences. They are both successful career women and one a loving mother.
These are the three women who have inspired me.
Happy IWD to all women bloggers.