How We Honor Women’s Empowerment
Women's empowerment is an essential part of our society, and there are countless ways to recognize and honor it. This can be something as simple as a showing of appreciation when we see a woman taking ownership of her life and reaching for her dreams. Think, sending an encouraging message, buying her a coffee, booking her a spa date or other kind gestures.
If you take a closer look, Éclat de Lait and Neige Éternelle use a luxurious blend of Hibiscus Sabdariffa and Adansonia Digitata (Baobab Fruit) to leave your skin soft, nourished and glowing. In the vibrant Louga and Tambacounda regions of Senegal, women nurture these two key botanicals in their local agriculture. The dedicated women leading these efforts are a part of USAID's (United States Agency for International Development) projects “Millenium Villages” & “Wula Nafaa.” Thanks to USAID's generous contributions, the brilliant women from these regions have the opportunity to grow their harvesting skill sets while expanding their income and are provided with resources for educational investments. With every petal and harvest, we pledge our commitment to empowering a brighter future for the women of Senegal, while also cultivating these precious blooms in an eco-friendly manner with absolutely no use of harmful pesticides or fertilizers. When we stand together, we can make an impact. We can help each other heal, grow, and thrive. We can create change in our families, workplaces, and communities. We can be a force for love and compassion in a world that often seems filled with the opposite of love and kindness.
Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day
We can continue to empower ourselves and other women by developing strong relationships with other women — in other words, sisterhood. It connects us to every other woman on the planet, and it reminds us of our power. Women have been striving to break barriers and glass ceilings to achieve their goals. The support of our allies is integral for us to envision a communal future full of opportunity.
Supporting women-owned businesses, highlighting female voices in the media, and volunteering for projects that help disadvantaged women — are all powerful ways not only to honor the progress already made but to continue striving for more acceptance, equity, equality and visibility. Women have worked tirelessly to get where they are today and every effort from allies is an encouragement to look toward a better future together.
Sisterhood is a beautiful thing. When women come together and empower one another, there is nothing we can't accomplish. We all have different gifts and talents that we can share with each other to make our world a better place. When we cultivate these relationships and work together, we can make a real impact on the world around us. Let's remember that we are not alone. We are connected to every other woman on this planet. And let's pledge to use our power for good, to make the world a better place for all of us.