#PressforProgress on International Women’s Day

  • Week of March 4, 2018

I come as one, but I stand as 10,000.

- Maya Angelou

From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, from the strong leaders of new resistance groups to those women warriors who have been leading the progressive movement for generations, women are writing (her)story every day, and it’s a page turner! Just as Maya Angelou wrote “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” because she couldn’t find a book that represented black women, we’re each rewriting what it means to be a woman and an activist in America today. March 8th is International Women’s Day and this year “there’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.” Our collective activism has been impressive, let’s keep it up and #PressforProgress.

Here’s how:

1 Wear PURPLE on March 8, International Women’s Day.

2 Visit the International Women’s Day website for ways to take action.

3 Give shout-outs to the women that inspire you. Tag them on social media. Use this sample post: “Thank you for inspiring me by [explain why].” #PressforProgress.

4 Start planning now to join 50/50 Day on April 26, a worldwide day of action dedicated to a more gender-balanced world.