It’s International Women’s Day and we celebrate #BalanceForBetter
Today is International Women’s Day.
Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere — governments, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more, according to its website.
This year, it’s all about balance.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 8, 2019
The trending #InternationalWomensDay has Twitter abuzz, as women (and men) celebrate around the world.
Here and around the world, our girl Muppets model leadership, creativity, and eagerness to learn. Today on #InternationalWomensDay we celebrate these characters and the important role they play in empowering girls! pic.twitter.com/eIekR2tT3S
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) March 8, 2019
— espnW (@espnW) March 8, 2019
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) March 8, 2019
Women make the world beautiful, they protect it and keep it alive. They bring the grace of renewal, the embrace of inclusion, and the courage to give of oneself. #InternationalWomensDay
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 8, 2019
Whether you’re 🥁marching, 💃🏻dancing, 🌹rising, ✊🏻resisting, 💥protesting, 🚫striking, ❤️uniting or 🎈celebrating, wishing you all a wonderful #internationalwomensday! 🥰 #IWD2019 #joyfulwarriors pic.twitter.com/VTfNxgQK46
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 8, 2019
Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others' suffering, whereas, warriors celebrated for killing their opponents are almost always men. We need to see more women in leadership roles and more closely involved in education about compassion. #InternationalWomensDay
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) March 8, 2019
— Star Wars Legacy (@theswlegacy) March 8, 2019
— Penguin Classics (@PenguinClassics) March 8, 2019
The Google doodle marks the day, as well.
And where we would we be without these female inventors and their great ideas?
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) March 8, 2019
These nuns “walk the talk,” as they work to instill power in women. They are teaching self-defense in the Himalayas.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) March 8, 2019
The U.S. Marines are, of course, kicking butt and taking names.
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) March 8, 2019
Jonna Miller is a Tribune-Review features editor. You can contact Jonna at 724-850-1270, [email protected] or via Twitter .