International Women's Day: Celebrating Those Who Inspire Us

On March 8, we have the opportunity to celebrate Women's Day.  There are many ways to embrace this special day - whether it is thanking those women in our lives who inspire or support us, or simply by supporting women-owned businesses.  However, before you run out and buy several bouquets of flowers, you might be interested in learning the facts behind Women's Day.

It is believed that Women's Day officially began in North America in 1909, when a group of members from the Socialist Party of America protested the unfair treatment of garment workers and their unsafe working conditions. In 1911, several European countries held an official International Women's Day and over 1,000,000 individuals attended multiple rallies focused on worker's rights, education and suffrage.  However, it wasn't until March 8, 1975 that the United Nations recognized it as an official holiday - and that year marked International Women's Year.  Since that time, March 8th has marked the official date of Women's Day throughout the world.

As proud parents to beautiful daughters, Layzell Dreger & Associates wants to celebrate all that this day represents for our future. As Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.”

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