It’s International Women’s Day! New to this holiday? Here is a little information behind it. Each year on March 8th, this day is celebrated globally as an “important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.” The first IWD gathering was in 1911 and 27 countries observe it as an official holiday to date.
We use this day not only to reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of women all over the world but to continue the forward momentum of progress for women’s equality. We have come a long way from 1911 and even the last decade, but we still have far to go. Unfortunately, women are still not paid equally to their male counterparts, women are not represented in equal numbers in business or politics, and the health, education, and violence against women still remains worse globally than that of men. Naturally, this year the IWD campaign is #balanceforbetter.
At Holly & Tanager we are fortunate enough to be lead by our own two women co-founders, Lindsay Lingle and Kathryn Rogers. Lindsay and Kathryn continue to build our brand through their commitment to quality craftsmanship, partnerships with other women-lead companies like the F Project, and community outreach throughout Chicago and beyond. They choose to build a better bag by relying on the feedback of the extraordinary women who wear our handbags and accessories.
So let's make everyday International Women's Day and do our bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.