What is International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
The theme for the 2022 International Women’s Day is to #breakthebias and imagine a gender equal world. When I see the words Gender Equal, all I can think is a world where one’s gender doesn’t create stereotypes of who a person is. Girls that can play football and boys who can take dance without bias. Boys who can wear pink and pastel without being called names, Girls who aren’t called names for loving sports and being athletic. All LGBTQ are protected. Women are compensated at the same rate as men, and men aren’t judged when their spouses make more than them.
One of the ways, I am participating in International Women’s Day is by attending the online International Women’s Day Event in Denver & going to a small business group meeting, also online that includes a lot of creative women entrepreneurs in Colorado Springs. Many of which I admire and enjoy learning from.
On this International Women’s Day, I encourage you to support a woman-owned business or women-artisans.
Maison Soleil – I’ve been working with Lindsay on and off for a year now. I love her passion to use Maison Soleil to uplift women makers and women-owned businesses through her own business! Support multiple women-owned businesses in one spot, use code SHELBY15 for 15% off! Shop here.
Sseko Designs – everything about Sseko is centered on women, sending young women to university, hiring women as full time employees, and creating business opportunities for women here in the US. I encourage you to support my friend, Marie by shopping through her site, here.
Liz Alig – is a woman-owned business, Liz designs all her pieces here in the US and works with women artisans around the globe to create unique pieces from available textiles. Including flour sack dresses and hand knit sweaters from Nepal. Use code stylishlyshelby for 25% off, shop here
GOEX Apparel – employs women in Haiti to provide living wages and keep children with their families and cared for. Not to mention, they have the softest shirts, and coziest sweatshirts plus they are a member of the fair trade federation. Today, I am wearing my Woman Up tee from Goex to celebrate! Shop Here