March 8th, 2019 is a global celebration of women’s achievements and a call to action to accelerate gender parity around the world.
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To kick off this year’s theme, Balance for Better, we asked HubSpotters around the world, what they hope gender equality looks like in 10 years and one thing they will do to move the needle on gender equality. Check out what they had to say in the video below.
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To me, International Women's Day is about education, reconciliation, and - most importantly - celebration! International Women's Day should be a party: a day for women to take up space, own the conversation, and uplift the achievements of the countless innovative, empowering, groundbreaking women everywhere. But for me, it's more than just a day. Instead, it's a conscious reminder to think intersectionality and to elevate women around me the other 364 days a year.
International Women’s Day is a reminder that everything that has been done to get us where we are now, and a reminder that there is still much more that needs to be done in order to achieve gender equality. Fostering inclusion and diversity, can only be achieved through actions, which make HubSpot a place to empower women. I am excited to see what we can accomplish together as a company, while also setting an example for other companies to follow.
International Women’s Day is a celebration of how far women have come, but also a challenge to continue reaching higher. I am a proud graduate of the first women’s college in the US, and I have been lucky to be surrounded by strong women my entire life. I know that others have not been so lucky, but IWD is a reminder that there are role models from all over the world and every walk of life who are more similar to us than they are different. It is a reminder that we are strong, we are powerful, we are fearless, and we can and will accomplish anything that we put our minds to. IWD is important to me because it is a promise that we will continue fighting for equality and striving to become the best versions of ourselves and change the world.
International Women’s Day stands to me as a symbol for the strength of womanhood — a day to reflect on all that women have endured, changed, and most importantly will continue to change moving forward. It's a day to stoke out on all of the alphas and power move makers; those in your life now and the ones that came long before you and will come long after you. But the day itself is really indicative of a larger movement — one that sees women empowering and uplifting other women in pursuit of dreams and changing the world.
International Women's Day is an opportunity to stop and reflect on the progress we've made as women, but it's also an important time to recognize what we have yet to accomplish and how we can work together to create a more balanced future. At HubSpot, we turn IWD into a week-long global celebration that recognizes individuality and the unique contributions women make daily in creating a successful and inclusive company we can all be proud of.
While International Women's Day is technically only 24 hours, supporting women and championing for a more balanced future is something that should be celebrated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I'm proud to be a part of an company that empowers women, not just on one single day in March, but at every stage of her career, 365 days a year, and to learn from Women@HubSpot on how I can be a better ally for women supporting them each and every day.
International Women's Day is a lot of things. It's a celebration of the complexity of being a woman in this day and age, and a call to action to be better for each other and make room for more women in every room. I always take to IWD as a chance to celebrate the women around me for all the successes they've had in the past year, a reminder for how much better we can do to support all folks who identify as women, and a rally to make more room at the top so we can all reach for parity together.
International Women’s Day is a day to recognize the value women bring to the world and all the hard work they've done and still do today to reach gender parity in the hope of a better future.
IWD is a day to reflect, recognize, and celebrate women everywhere! Women (and allies!) are making strides on micro and macro levels. We can appreciate how far we've come and dream of where we'll be in 2029, 2099, and beyond.