Happy International Women’s Day 2011

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world, particularly in Russia where they buy flowers for their wives, daughters and mothers. it’s easy to remember all the famous women who have made huge contribution and made such a difference in the world.

Today let us celebrate the ordinary woman who does exceptional things, the woman who quietly raises her family, manages her business, supports her husband, listens to her friends and puts others before herself.

1 in 5 ordinary women in Ireland experience domestic violence while 51% of female murder victims are killed by their partners or ex-partners.

These are the hard facts, but we must ensure we are not seen as mere victims. Similarly, men are at the receiving end of abuse and murder, just not quite the same numbers.

The odds are against us, but when we assert our role in life, as woman, mother, sister, daughter, etc, we are empowering the very substance of our being.

Women are doing it for themselves globally

In Cork alone, there are multiple women-only groups. A supportive Business Group I am involved with provide quality speaking and training events.

We have just launched our logo and annual membership. We even had cupcakes to celebrate.

The group meet every month at K2C, Blackpool, Cork City

So today, let us celebrate the very essence of every woman we know, and let it inspire us to celebrate those women every day 🙂

Happy International Women’s Day

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2 thoughts on “Happy International Women’s Day 2011

  • March 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Well done Elaine! Lovely piece!

    • March 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Thank so much,
      We are all inspiring ladies, and each of us has so much to offer. That is why I believe the CWiB group works so well 🙂

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