Woman- when you think of one, many things probably come to mind. A woman is strong, resilient, beautiful, bold, and so much more. She is really anything she wants to be! What does it mean to be a woman? Well, there is no right answer because infinite possibilities exist. The world literally turns because of women. A woman is capable of anything and everything. In the past 100 years, women around the world have come a long way in society. Heck, it wasn’t even until 1920 that women were allowed to vote in the United States. As much as we have progressed, especially here in North America, there is still work to be done for women to be seen and treated as equals. On International Women’s Day we reflect upon and recognize the strides that have been made, what is currently working and not working, and what we envision for the future of women.
International Women’s Day falls on March 8th of every year since 1975, back when it was recognized by United Nations. The origin of this day actually goes back to the early 1900s. It was on March 11th of 1911 that over one million men and women attended public events to show their support for women. The countries that first celebrated women’s day in 1911 include Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. Prior to these public rallies that took place, there was great unrest and critical debate brewing amongst women, with the topic of oppression and inequality at the forefront. Women around the world were becoming more vocal about demanding change, equality, and true representation in the workplace and beyond.
There are so many milestones that are worth noting that have happened for women over the past hundred years, but here are just a few we’ll mention in this article:
- In 1917 Jeannette Rankin from Montana was sworn in as the first woman elected to congress as a member of the House of Representatives. She was well known for her activism with the National Woman Sufferage Association.
- May 20th, 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean!
- December 1st, 1955 Rosa Parks made a bold statement and refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus which later helped to launch the civil rights movement
- June 10th, 1963 was the day that President John F. Kennedy signed into the Equal Pay Act which banned sex-based wage discrimination for men and women performing the same job.
- More recently, on January 20th, 2021 Kamala harris was sworn in as the first woman and first woman of color Vice President in the United States.
These listed accomplishments are just some of the big wins that are celebrated on International Women’s Day. Most of the examples just took place in the United States so it’s amazing to think about all of the other changes and accomplishments that have been made around the globe.
International Women’s Day 2022 is centered around the hashtag #BreakTheBias. This campaign challenges us to continually and actively call out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping in our everyday lives. There are many ways that you can support this campaign for IWD. One of them is taking a photo by crossing your arms to show solidarity and use the hashtag #BreakTheBias to spread awareness. It is through this campaign that the official International Women’s Day organization hopes to build community and support efforts for women and change around the world.
The Future for Women
Imagine what our world would look like with even more equality for women in the workplace, women in technology, women in sports, women’s health, and all of the other important areas in life! Change like this takes daily effort and consistency. The reason why there is still work to do is because of stats that still exist today like this:
- Nearly 2.4 billion women around the world still don’t have the same economic rights as men, Statistic from worldbank.org.
- Globally, 1 in 5 girls under 15 are growing up in poverty around the world, statistic taken from UN Women.
- Women are restricted from working certain jobs or being in certain industries in almost 50% of the world, statistic taken from UN Women.
- The lack of women in decision-making continues to have an impact. Women chair only 18% of government committees on foreign affairs, human rights, defense, and finance. Statistic taken from UN Women.
These are just some of the reasons why International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments that have been made until now, and milestones we have yet to conquer. A world of equality on every level from gender, to race, to status, and so on should be something we all strive for as a collective. Together, we can all make a difference. How will you choose to #BreakTheBias?
NutraChamps and Vitamin Angels
At NutraChamps, we are proud to partner with an organization that is making efforts in communities full of women and children around the globe. Vitamin Angels is a non-for-profit organization that is working to end malnutrition for pregnant women, mothers, and children who don’t have access to the vitamins and nutrients they need. Did you know that one-half of our world lacks access to basic healthcare services? Everyone deserves a chance at a healthy life.
Since partnering with Vitamin Angels back in 2017, we have helped this organization impact the health of 186,656 women and children through our donations. We are true believers and advocates for the work that is done at Vitamin Angels and think it’s an amazing organization to get involved in this International Women’s Day. The cost for Vitamin Angels to reach a child or pregnant woman with nutrition intervention is $0.25, this means every dollar donated can help four women and children.
You can head right on over to their website www.vitaminangels.com to leave a donation and learn more!
NutraChamps Women’s Products
When a woman loves herself and takes care of herself from the inside, there’s no stopping her. At NutraChamps we truly believe that what you put into your body has an impact on the way you feel. We create products that support a variety of lifestyles and health concerns. With this being said, we understand how much women can benefit from products that are catered specifically to their health needs.
We recently came out with two brand new women’s products that we are very excited about. We’ve been getting some great feedback from the women of NutraChamps so far!
HairFlair gummies: These gummies aim to fill the gaps missing within your diet and lifestyle and will help get to the “root” issue for your hair, skin, and nails. This product contains ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Biotin, Keratin, and more! They also come as delicious gummy bears. We formulated these so that you genuinely look forward to taking them every day!
Women’s Multi Gummies: Whether you’re a woman who is on the go, a mother, or a teen staying up late to study, our women’s multi gummies will help you get all of the nutrients you need to feel your best. This all-in-one product was formulated with ingredients that have been proven to benefit women’s health and overall wellbeing. All you need to do is take a few gummies a day to feel the positive effects of our women’s multi gummy!
We know the importance of health and recognize that when you make yourself a priority, you show up as your best self in the world!
At this point in time, especially where so many of us are in a place of privilege to stand up for what we truly believe in, it’s important to use our voices for change. It’s because of so many brave men and women that have spoken out over the years that we have made such progress. Standing up and speaking out for what you believe in may not always be easy, but the impact is always worth it. We acknowledge you today and every day for being brave and standing up!
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