Ultimately, it's all about taking female strength and purpose seriously. Here are nine classic films which feature strong, complex, well-rounded women.
We were sitting at the pub just a few miles from our house, my husband Michael and I, enjoying a pint of beer and surveying the menus. No kids, no curfew---just two wanna-be hipsters in their mid-to-late thirties pretending we were cool again.
Theories and data sets attempting to explain why I'm in this situation, who's to blame and which folks are faring better may ultimately help by shaping public policy, but in the short-term, that doesn't pay the rent or feed my children.
As of right now, the World Bank does not have a mandatory gender safeguard policy. As they note, women and girls make up well over half of the world's population, but they have no safeguard to insure their fair share of Bank projects.
After many years, it is shameful that the subject of pay or wages is not solved. No, we must not skulk in the background, but put the subject center-stage. We've had endless conversations, and over many years, and they have gone unheeded.
Men take a lot of flak for their obnoxious ticks and disgusting habits, but admit it ladies, putting up with us isn't all rainbow-colored unicorns galloping off into the sunset in a field of glitter, either. Women will argue this until the day we die, but the truth is, we have no fu*king clue what we want.
As we move further into the 21st century, we will see more Latinas emulate the example set by Diaz-Oliver. Her story is a true representation of the American dream: A young female immigrant who was able to overcome great adversity and achieve success.
I don't want a life of perfection if it means never getting to move forward. I want to show my daughters that strength has nothing to do with how a person looks but what is in her heart: determination, grit, growth, support and love.
The real story here is one we've heard before, but it's still just as pertinent as ever: women have much to contribute to the creation of financial and economic value. We just need to get past our biases and longstanding discriminatory habits to make that happen.
Each International Women's Day, the global community pauses to reflect on women who inspire. Sometimes these women are famous, sometimes they are historical -- but just as often they are seemingly regular women you've never read about in a newspaper or text book.
As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...
It is OK to lack the ability to relate to certain experiences. In fact, admitting that you are not able to relate to something is the preferred response. It means that you are listening. Sometimes silence, accompanied by a caring heart and open ears, is the only appropriate response.