International Women's Day 2014


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International Women's Day 2014

  1. 1. International Women’s Day Inspiring Change March 8th, 2014
  2. 2. “A women is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” - Diane Mariechild
  3. 3. International Women’s Day • Celebrates the social, political and economic advancements of women while focusing attention on areas requiring action • Proposed by Clara Zetkin • First honored in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19th • Changed to March 8th in 1975 • In some countries, regarded as the same as Mother’s Day
  4. 4. This year’s theme encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. Inspiring Change
  5. 5. red – official holiday orange – official holiday only for women yellow – unofficial holiday (gifts for women) Celebrations Around the World
  6. 6. IWD Events Country: Jordan Event: Arab Women Entrepreneurship Program About:15 Days of training on business skills on topics that include: • What makes a successful entrepreneur • How to register a business in Jordan • How to fund a new business or business growth • Accounting and cash flow, Customer service and Sales skills
  7. 7. IWD Events Country: India Event: IWD Soccer Festival 2014 About: Celebrate the contribution of the ladies of Manipur • Create awareness of the plight of women’s football in Manipur • An international platform to bring support to young ladies and honour the veterans of women’s football
  8. 8. IWD Events Country: Nigeria Event: Women Beyond Oil (a key to achieving the millenium development goals) About: To identify and promote the achievements of women engaging in entrepreneurship activities in their local communities in Delta State to inspire change in others
  9. 9. Country: Australia Event: International Women’s Day Breakfast About: Raise funds for female education and paid work IWD Events
  10. 10. The Netherlands - Join Women on the Bridge • Build bridges of peace and hope for the future • Show support of demands of female equality
  11. 11. Korea - The Vagina Monologues
  12. 12. Inspirational Female Leaders…
  13. 13. Michelle Obama First Lady of the United States “I know what it feels like to struggle to get the education that you need.”
  14. 14. Aung San Suu Kyi • Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma • Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 “Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.”
  15. 15. Hillary Rodham Clinton Former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady of the United States. “You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.”
  16. 16. Mother Teresa • Was the recipient of numerous honors including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. “I cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripple”
  17. 17. Trinity Outstanding Alumnae
  18. 18. Jin In ’95 • Founder of 4GGL or 4Girls GLocal (Global and Local) Leadership • Pioneer in transforming lives of girls from poor background
  19. 19. Dr. Jackie Claunch ’66 • President of Northwest Vista College in San Antonio • President of the Higher Education Council of San Antonio • “Bringing people together around a vision and set of values”
  20. 20. Annell Bay ’77 • Vice president, Global Exploration, for Marathon Oil Corporation • Love for exploration and analysis • Strong passion in geology
  21. 21. Dr. Katherine Wood Klinger '72 • Trinity University Trustee • Senior Vice President Genetics and Genomics Genzyme Corporation: Boston, Massachusetts
  22. 22. “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” - Nancy Rathburn