Celebrating International Women’s Day
March 8, 2022
This Blog is authored by the Co-Chairs of the Women’s Leadership Forum: Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Monterey County Supervisor Wendy Root Askew, and Tehama County Supervisor Candy Carlson.
Today marks the 111th International Women’s Day, and we are pleased to celebrate the important economic, political, and social achievements of women around the world. On this day, we also recognize the obstacles women still face for equal rights and opportunities and the work that we must still do to achieve gender equality. As co-chairs of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Women’s Leadership Forum, we are inspired by the work of the women of CSAC and remain committed to continuing to support and uplift each other.
International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th of each year, and it presents us with an opportunity to renew our commitment to working toward a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, receiving pay equity and living in societies free from violence and discrimination. Providing opportunities for women and girls to succeed is the right thing to do, and it could also bring significant benefits to society as a whole.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreaktheBias, and it is meant to encourage everyone to start breaking bias, whether deliberate or unconscious, to help create a more inclusive world. This requires us all to call out gender disparity, discrimination, and microaggressions when they occur. Women from different cultures and populations should be celebrated for their contributions to the culture of diversity, innovation, and resilience.
Please join us as we celebrate all women from different cultures and populations today and every day!
To learn more about International Women’s Day, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/.