Today is International Women’s Day and we are so happy to support this!
This years focus is “Balance for better”, which means, “A balanced world is a better world”! We need to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias opinions, and take action for equality.
This morning we were able to chat with many empowering women in the city of Winnipeg! A special shout out to our amazing guests including Raegan Hedley, Susie Parker, Brooke Van Ryssel, Karly Tardiff, Brett Bailey, Samantha Harris, Karina Walker, Charmaine Jennings and Natalie Bell!
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✊🏼Gender Equality in Canada🇨🇦 ~ Stepping up to use my voice and the platform I’m privileged to speak from at the press conference yesterday at the National Committee meeting for Gender Equality, hosted by Canada’s Minister for Status of Women and Equality and the Minister for International Development, Minister @maryammonsefmp to discuss the @womendelivermobilization and legacy plan for the Women Deliver conference in June. ~ A study was release today by an organization I support, Plan International Canada, with new data revealing that perceptions of gender inequality reach a tipping point in the critical time of a girl's life, between the ages of 18-24. Young women in Canada report feeling less equal because of their gender and that their confidence and self esteem are at an all time low. ~ These stats aren’t news to me. These stats reflect how the next generation of women feel about themselves and their futures. Young women with low self esteem, that lack confidence and mentors, will result in major steps back for gender equality in Canada. These stats solidify the need for these discussions, for change, and for mentors and decision makers to STEP. IT. UP. Our country needs more voices in this conversation. ~ Directly from @plancanada ‘s study: ❗️More than 6 in 10 Canadian women report experiencing gender discrimination. ❗️54% of Canadian women report they have had a female friend who experienced sexual harassment. ❗️Canadian women are six times more likely to say they feel less than equal to their male counterparts than more equal. ❗️65% of Canadian women report they have never received mentorship. ❗️Canadian women most often report they experienced the most gender inequality before the age of 25. ❗️More than one in two Canadian women have regularly or occasionally felt pressure to change their behaviour because of their gender. ~ As terrifying as this public speaking was, the idea of never having equality in Canada frightens me more. Time to do the work! ~ Find the entire study on plancanada.ca
To learn more head to internationalwomensday.com
Happy International Women’s Day!
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- Sarah & Tyler