108TH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
WITH OVER 108 MESSAGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
“International Women’s Day 2021, on March 8th, is a reminder to US about ‘WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP’. Achieving an EQUAL FUTURE in Covid -19 world.
You & me, let’s ‘CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE’ for Justice Dignity Hope. Since 1913, every year is a constant reminder for Gender Equality with these Challenges. We should be celebrating the achievements of Women who across cultures band 🤝 together for Parity & happier Womanhood.
My ideal is MAYA ANGELOU. Whose expression & inspiration to overcome discrimination was through powerful writing & literature.
Why do Women have to remind the world every year on March 8th?
This should be a Celebration of Womanhood, who is the Epitome of LOVE SHARING CARING PURPOSEFUL POSITIVE LEADERSHIP Qualities of an ENLIGHTENED BEING.”
Anita Choudhrie, Path to Success, London
“In my opinion every woman is empowered . .. all depends upon how she wishes to use that. I admire the woman who cooks, cleans and also goes out to work so that she can give her children the education that she probably lacks. The woman who keeps our skies secure for us and the one who walks shoulder to shoulder with her army colleagues to keep our borders free of enemies. Here’s to every woman of the world.💐🍸💐”
Neelam Vedehra, New Delhi
“May it be the Celebration of Life for all, of which every woman is the most apt metaphor and the most poetic and relevant expression. May it be the Celebration of Love and Positive Energy. May it be the Celebration of Harmony! This is my sincerest and greatest wish in occasion of Women’s Day on March 8th. Because harmony represents the culmination. It represents balance achieved, it represents having the right relationship with the world around us, it represents the feeling of proportion that allows us to walk through life with the necessary strength and required levity.
There are many and myriad ways to achieve harmony. They are both within and outside of us. Everything that diminishes dignity or expresses oppression moves in the opposite direction to harmony. The path to achieving it is complicated, yet I believe that the drive towards it represents an excellent compass for our choices in our everyday lives.
I would like to wish you a “Women’s Day” that is filled with positivity, responsibility and commitment. A day that celebrates listening, trust, passion, action and collaboration: all pieces of the same mosaic that we women know all too well, because we are called upon to create it every day, whether at work or in our families.
I hope that all women, as well as all men – as all of us are children of the same Father – always pursue equal dignity, equal opportunity and equal respect in everywhere way can, yet do not fall into the trap of denying diversity. Because the latter have value. I hope that every woman may identify her own role in society and fully understand her crucial strengths: not in competition with men, but standing side-by-side, so that we may all express our potential to the fullest.”
“Running a business with a women workforce I believe the celebration of women lies in Us believing in Us. It is imperative that we remember that the strength of women only lies in standing together and recognising our strength is our mental tenacity and not a matter of muscle.”
Shafali Deewanjee, India
“This day is no different to any other. As women at every juncture and every day have to rise above themselves to live and survive in conditions much above what is humanly possible.
I dedicate this message to all those who have played a personal role in my life, the most important being my sister Hanit Mangat. A woman with such immense dignity and depth, who has helped everyone in her orbit to be the best and strongest version of themselves.”
Neelu Singh, India
“Fighting injustice, rising above your circumstances, these are words which were used for the previous generation. Today it is doing all of the above and empowering those around you so that we can build a world with equality and justice for everyone.”
Surina Narula MBE, London
“The beauty of female empowerment lies all around us if we look...
Feel the beauty of that inspiration inside and out and know we are designed to be strong but always stronger together.”
Victoria Cook, London
“Every woman is a woman of substance. Each one’s journey, and striving to be a better version of herself, makes her strong and spectacular. To every woman reading, I’d like to say that the power of gratitude and hard work; of prayerfulness; and of a zest for life - no matter what happens - can truly transform you, and those around you. Spread the Love ❤️ “
Jyotika Jhalani New Delhi India
“Mother Teresa, after a life dedicated to charity and humanitarian work, she is regarded as one of the most selfless people to have ever lived, and her efforts were recognized in 1979 when she won the Nobel Peace Prize. However, one of the most admirable things about Mother Teresa is that she wasn't doing it for the recognition – she spent nearly 30 years of her life helping others before anybody even knew who she was. She believed in doing whatever was possible to help, whether big or small, with her philosophy being; "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.- Mother Teresa”
Abby Ghafoor, London
“Women’s empowerment is to give women the tools to take control of their own lives.
So that they can have equal opportunities and make their own choices at home and in the workplace. Choice for a woman with substance Melinda Gates.”
Asha Khilnani, London
“In our lifetime, New Zealand’s Prime Minster, Jacinda Ardern should be considered an absolute exceptional Leader. Her party won the highest percentage of the votes in more than five decades, Leading her country swiftly and effectively specially during the Pandemic. Arden has given a glimpse of a different kind of leadership, one that puts kindness at the top of her agenda.
A very powerful personality, loving wife and a caring mother. A great Female Leader of our time and she is the real WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE.”
Veena Malhotra, New Delhi
“My Woman of Substance is Amanda Gorman who spoke for the dreams of young people when she addressed the world at the US president’s inauguration.”
Phil Hall, London
“My WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE is my beloved my mother. Although she left my world last month, she taught me so much through her expression of unconditional love, selflessness, devotion to giving to others without attachment, spirituality, resilience, never giving up when times are tough and always being kind and helpful to everyone. Kindness to others is what the world needs today and her life has inspired me to follow this path.”
Minal Popat, London
“My ideal is Rosa Park. Rosa Park Stood up for her right against racism and for equality when she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right “(Rosa Park) The U.S. congress called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Anita Ramjas, NY
“My ideal is Anne Besent born 1897. She was a women’s activist, socialist, theosophist, educationist and philanthropist. she was an active supporter of Indian self rule, and one of the founders of the Benaras Hindu University. She was also part of the India Independence movement. What a woman!”
Neelam Khanna, New Delhi
“We aim at providing women with opportunities, so that they are economically secure and empowered. CWF feels that education will be sign of this new found status of women in days to com.”
Chanana Welfare Foundation, New Delhi
“…. and I said to my body, softly, “I want to be your friend.” It took a long breath. and replied “I have been waiting my whole life for this” by Nayyirah Waheed
Nina Nehra, New Delhi
“My woman of substance is ROZ DONNELLY who, for her entire life, has selflessly pursued a myriad of charitable endeavours, most importantly bringing many along the way in support.”
Peta Bistany - London
“Ordinary women aren’t really ordinary at all
I will take this opportunity to talk about myself-
Being a woman, I can proudly say how I have evolved as a strong and confident woman from a simple -normal girl.
From a messy girl to a structured wife, from a super lazy daughter to a super active lady taking care of the household and much more. There is no need to be Perfect to inspire others. Let others get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections!! “
Rima Bahl - London
“Something that’s really important to me is equality, and when I talk about equality I mean in terms of all walks of life, from gender, to disability to race, the list is endless. To me, we all deserve kindness and to feel valued and everyday I strive to ensure those around me feel this way. I’m proud to be a woman and to have achieved what I have done so far, despite the many physical and psychological barriers I may have faced. I would just like to say to all the young women out there on this day, remember what makes you unique, is your super power. Don’t be ashamed of your differences, be proud of who you are and strive to be the best version of yourself you can be. You’re strong enough to overcome the challenges life throws at you and don’t let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter. You matter, work hard so you can play hard and embrace every opportunity which comes your way.”
Louise Hunt, UK
“My woman of substance is Amrita Sher-Gil (1913 - 1941). Considered among the greatest avant-garde women artists practicing in the early twentieth century, she carved an indelible niche for herself in her tragically short 28 year lifetime. A pioneer in the history of modern Indian art, she has single handedly influenced generations of Indian artists.
Her freedom of mind and spirit was inspirational and revolutionary at a time when such privileges were not common for women. She broke stereotypes both as a woman and as an artist, blending Western and traditional art forms. Her art represented women in a unique way, ahead of her time and inspirational beyond her short lifespan.”
Shalini Bharadwaj – London