Friday, March 8 marks International Women's Day; a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. Here at Parents, we are constantly celebrating the women in our lives—our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters—but International Women's Day is a great time to teach your children about gender equality and how to create a better-balanced world. Here are several ways to celebrate the day.
There are so many incredible community leaders and female entrepreneurs to follow on Facebook. In 2019, Facebook is honoring the following amazing ladies (among others):
This year's International Women's Day theme is Balance for Better, and the social media campaign runs all year long. The goal: to build a gender-balanced world.
These are great articles on how to teach female empowerment and gender equality to your daughters and sons:
There are lots of great books available with inspiring female leads or messages of gender equality and female empowerment. Here are a few of our favorites:
"She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World" by Chelsea Clinton
"A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World" by Eva Chen
"Baby Feminists" by Libby Babbott-Klein
"Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World" by Rachel Ignotofsky
"Superheroes Are Everywhere" by Kamala Harris
"Mae Among the Stars" by Roda Ahmed
We bet some strong female characters are already on constant replay in your house (hi, Elsa & Moana). Push play on these great movies:
A Little Princess
He Named Me Malala