An Homage to International Women's Day / by Lorraine Gimblett

Let’s take this time to celebrate the ways we observe International Women’s Day (IWD) - not just on its yearly global holiday, but every damn day.

At Food Shelter, we pride ourselves on being a women-owned business which employs a team of talented ladies. We’re a group that celebrates each other’s achievements and uniqueness. Regardless of age, experience or job title, we mentor each other and share  knowledge and experiences, recognizing we have more in common than differences.

Over the past year, women’s rights dominated the news with reports of misconduct from high level execs and entertainers, causing a ripple effect of women speaking up about their experiences and gaining the courage to end their silence.

While we could spend days talking about pay gaps and harassment, we’d rather focus on our future and how as a group we are evolving now, more than ever, and celebrate the theme of IWD 2018: #PressforProgress.

Here’s our short list - a brief nod to the growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support surrounding gender parity and sexism.  We’d like to celebrate them for well, what should be the obvious reasons.

·      Meryl Streep

·      Michelle Obama

·      Catt Sadler

·      Chrissy Teigen

·      Hillary Clinton

·      Savannah Guthrie

·      Geena Davis

·      Alicia Keys

·      Issa Rae

·      Sheryl Sandberg

·      Melinda Gates

·      Ilana Glazer

·      Abbi Jacobson

·      Serena Williams

·      Ashley Graham

·      Margaret Booth *

·      Roxanne Donovan *

Cheers to strong (and might we say, badass) women: may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them.

This year’s International Women’s Day will be on Thursday, March 8. We hope to see you out there celebrating.

**paved the way and were instrumental to the co-founders of FSPR for which they are both eternally grateful