We love International Women’s Day. It’s our day! And this year, March 8th is going to be even better: it involves hashtags, Emma Watson, and purple. What’s not to love?
So here it goes, Lea, Lee and I wanted to share with you our top 3 reasons why International Women’s Day 2015 is brilliant:
We love pink! Seriously, we do. But every once in a while, it’s nice to see a different colour used to represent girls (and in case you hadn’t looked around our website, we kind of like purple).
So we’re happy that this year’s International Women’s Day will be all about #PaintItPurple. Purple happens to be the color of justice, which is what millions of women all over the World need, and we think that’s pretty cool. And, you know, we lurrrrve that purple.
Emma, if you ever read this, we love you and admire you and you are a wonderful human being. One day we will learn to give speeches like you do.
But more to the point: Emma has invited YOU to join her for a live chat about gender equality on Sunday. You don’t even need to travel to London, just watch it on Facebook! Grab your bffs, get some popcorn, put on your (obviously purple) PJs and learn from our bezzie pal Emma. But we’ll let her tell you about it herself:
The tagline for this year? “Make it happen”. One girl might not be able to make global gender equality a reality on her own (unless she’s magic), but if we all join forces (yes, that includes guys too!), we can actually #makeithappen (see what we did there!).
So, do you know how you’re going to help yet? We have some ideas for you:
Some classical music from the Community Women’s Orchestra. I’m no expert in classical music, but Lee swears this is pretty cool (and she knows her stuff).
A free giant zumba class on the Seine’s riverside. I wish I could go there with the girls!
Get Active offers free Swimming, Badminton, Basketball and Soccer. You can bet Lea will be winning at ALL of these - or just getting over-competitive until she makes someone cry.
Free programming workshops - I’m head over heels about this one!
We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by telling you all about our personal goals and dreams. We believe that all girls can achieve a successful career with a little determination, so we’ve dedicated a series on our blog to helping you achieve some very funky dreams! Keep your eyes peeled...