Happy International Women's Day!
May we celebrate ourselves and each other today and everyday! This year's theme is to #EmbraceEquity The goal of this year's theme according to IWD.com is to get people talking about Why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
This message of distinction is the difference between equity vs. equality. No longer is checking the box giving every woman an opportunity as the next one. #EmbracingEquity is the bigger challenge.
Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
"Equality is giving everyone a shoe; Equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits."
Here's to women like us! May we be them, may we praise them, may we raise them!
Be Well, Be Strong!