At last… A true reason to celebrate. In fact, we are marking two joyful observances that have Women and Girls as the featured, honorable celebrants as the object of our collective solemnization.
That makes sense, doesn’t it? Women are doubly talented. We manage to juggle ~ another word for doubling or more ~ managing work, home, and community.
Therefore, let’s raise our glass to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) today, March 8th. According to IWD it is one of the most important days of the year to:
celebrate women's achievements
raise awareness about women's equality
lobby for accelerated gender parity
fundraise for female-focused charities
March not only celebrates International Women's Day to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but it also hosts Women’s History Month here in the U.S.
Since its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed the resolution which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week” commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
I think it also makes so much sense that March should be the month to celebrate women.
After all, it is the season of change - spring is thrumming, it’s the time of rebirth.
And who better than our uber-mother, Mother Nature, to serve as a kind of backdrop to honor women and girls.
Where to Celebrate with Me and My Guests
This celebration of women is really the foundation and backbone of my initiative to produce my Ladies Who Lunch, Facebook Live monthly Conversations.
My goal is to offer a learning platform for all of us. These artisans and entrepreneurs are masters of their craft.
I am so excited that I get to talk to my artful guests to explore the captivating & inspiring stories about their extraordinary art & learning journeys~that make our lives better, richer.
They share their challenges & tips on how to turn a talent, hobby, or dream into a well-lived life.
Once a month, I interview a remarkable person ~ mainly, or primarily, a woman (wink. Because… Well, women are so inspiring and supportive) to talk about their journey.
My first guest describes these pillars of accomplishments as the “gentle people.”
I couldn't agree more; my guests are “regular” people who were determined to better their lives and their families and communities. They took a leap of confidence and used their brains, hustle, strength, talent and girlfriends :) to achieve success.
At Ladies Who Lunch, these life legends and pioneers share their story: their tips and advice on how they made it, (it’s not all rainbows!); how we connect with others to elevate the communication and collaboration.
We aim to lift women up ~ to empower ladies to greater success.
Our networking ~ especially with great dames ~ changes our lives.
Our conversations can spark a new idea, a business, a love, a travel adventure, and more. Of course this was much easier pre-pandemic. But we can do it together at Ladies Who Lunch.
The first interview was February 10th with the award-winning interior designer and networker extraordinaire, Toni Sabatino. Thank you, Toni. You and your style ~ and your fascinator ~ are too fabulous!
For those of you who haven’t yet seen this popular post on Facebook (or YouTube or LinkIn), here is the link, below.
Please enjoy the pretty-in-pink tablescape, the bubbly conversation ~ and the champagne toasts!
And I humbly ask that you Follow and “Like” the fledgling Ladies Who Lunch platform.
My next guest is the astonishing Doniece Sandoval, Lava Mae founder and community activist and entrepreneur. Lava Maia is a free global online community of homeless service providers bringing mobile showers and other care services to the street.
Doniece has changed lives in a profound way. She’ll change yours too…
Please look for the link, Wednesday, March 10th. This will be a fascinating, remarkable, conversation.
And my tablescape is springtime green, brimming with happy hope. Green is rejuvenation… (Do you want to see a sneak preview?)
Cheers to Women and Girls. We are changing the world.