It’s no secret that recent years have been dominated by female empowerment.
From women standing up for themselves with the #MeToo movement, to over 100 women being elected into congress in 2018, women are continuously rising up in a world where they’ve been traditionally overshadowed by men.
With International Women’s Day coming up on March 8th, now’s the perfect time to recognize to all the women and mums who have helped pave the way for women.
The gaps between women and men are only getting smaller and smaller.
Here’s how we can continue to show support for women and mums this International Women’s Day.
Find programs that help mums get back into the workforce
More women, 17% to be exact, are working today than were 20 years ago and that number is consistently on the rise. We all know how difficult it can be for mums to return back to work after having a baby. Whether you’ve been out of the workforce for a significant period of time or are planning to return right after your maternity leave is over, being a working mum is hard.
If you haven’t been in the workforce for a while, it can be difficult to know where to even begin when trying to find a job again. Luckily, there are tons of programs available to mums who want to get back into the workforce. Many of the programs offer internships, specialized training, and networking opportunities.
The Mom Project is one example, as the company offers options for full-time, part-time, and remote work for mums looking to remain active in the workforce through each stage of their journey.
ReacHIRE does something very similar as the company aims to prepare women for re-entering the workforce through training, coaching and networking opportunities. Each program offers something different.
If you’re a mother looking to revamp your career, it’s helpful to check out each company that can help you get your career back on track!
Find you Woman Crush?
On International Women’s Day, take a moment to appreciate all the women who have impacted your life. Whether it’s your own mum, your sister, or a celebrity, think about who has inspired you and why they continue to inspire you. In terms of celebrities, there are many famous mums who have permanently influenced history.
From J.K.Rowling to Princess Diana, the list of distinguished inspirational mums is never-ending. Whether it’s their activism, their political imprints or just their support of other women, these influential ladies have proven they’re not only stellar mums, but also role models for other mums.
Who is an inspirational mum you’re chasing?
Support Women-Owned Companies
With 58 per cent of businesses solely owned by women, there’s no better way to celebrate them (some of them being mums) than showing support.
Some of the biggest women-owned businesses come in all forms. From skincare lines to fitness classes, you can show your support for women in
all different ways.
Monthly subscription service, Birchbox is just one example of this. Founded by Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, Birchbox is a beauty subscription service that delivers makeup, hair, and skin products right to your door.
Another popular female-powered company is lingerie retailer, True & Co, owned by Michelle Lam.
What started in Michelle’s San Francisco apartment has now become an online one-stop shop for all your undergarment needs. True & Co even uses the feedback from their customers in order to create perfectly fitting bras for all women.
If you’re interested in checking out some of the other women-run businesses, here is a list of the 10 most popular businesses owned by women.
How do you plan on supporting women this year for International Women’s Day?
“Here’s to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” – Unknown