Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, and to mark the day two members of the Stoneleigh-Burnham faculty have shared their reflections on the school’s blog, “A View from the Nest.”
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The theme this year is “Pledge for Parity.”
According to the International Women’s Day website, “Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. And we have much to celebrate today. But progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.”
To learn more, or to take action, visit the International Women’s Day website.