Saturday, February 13, 2010

International Women's Day

Yesterday, I had a great telephone conversation with Barb Giamanco, Peggy Parks and Pat Bowen. We spent a few minutes talking about the Phenomenal Women's Conference, on the heels of Pat's, Peggy's and my visit with Dorothy Zinsmeister and Joann Trodahl of The Siegal Institute last Monday, but then quickly moved on to International Women's Day (March 8).

Not very popular in the United States, certainly not here in the South, but if it is true that those who do not heed history are doomed to repeat it, we'd better start heeding!

Atlanta Women in Business will observe this year's International Women's Day with an "After Hours" get-together. Barb will do IWD interviews on her radio program that day and in the evening she will bring in a crew for a video recording.

What does International Women's Day mean to you? To me it means that we've come a long way since women could not vote, were regarded as second-class citizens, could not have a credit card or make major purchases in their own name, and were told to aspire to nothing more than "making a good marriage". It also means we still have a long way to go, with the pursuit of equality an elusive goal.

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