iwd_themeI first heard about International Women’s Day while working in Eastern Europe. I was delighted to see that women were honored with days off, time off, floral arrangements, candy, gifts, and much, much more. Everyone realized the significance of this special day and the need to honor the women in their lives. I often wished that we could celebrate in the US, and that the holiday would glean the respect that it does abroad. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. The time has never been better to draw recognition to the women who have touched your live in special ways. Honor and inspire change!