Today is International Women’s Day! If you aren’t familiar with this unofficial holiday, the website dedicated to it defines it as “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”
There are all kinds of ways that people are observing it today, like posting on social media and wearing red. There are also numerous events of all kinds around the country, including marches and rallies, and also some online chats and broadcasts. Some people are also staying home today, #ADayWithoutWomen, in an effort to show what kind of gaps are left to fill without women in the workplace. (HINT: It’d be catastrophic.)
I decided to celebrate by highlighting 10 of my favorite organizations that were founded, and currently run, by women. They are pretty spectacular, in my opinion.