- Women’s Day in South Africa is celebrated on 9 August each year and it is a public holiday
- The month of August has become known as Women’s Month
- International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year and it’s aims are almost identical to Women’s Day in South Africa
- Women’s Day is a day for investing in women and girls
- Women from the past and present are recognised for their efforts in working towards gender equality socially, politically and in the workplace
- At this time we look back on past struggles and accomplishments
- We look ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women
- It’s a time for the acknowledgement of the importance of women in society as a whole
- While constitutionally South African women have much going for them in their favour, on the ground the theory is better than the practice
- Many patriarchal mindsets need changing for women to have a totally equal footing in our country
- Even women themselves need to change their mindsets to become go-getters rather than accepting handouts and compromises
- Women’s Day is about identifying possibilities and acknowledging and unleashing potential
- If the women in a society are empowered, it benefits the whole of society
It was Nelson Mandela who said:
“Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression… Our endeavors must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child.” Nelson Mandela
In the absence of recent fact summaries pertaining specifically to South African women, here are four interesting links:
- Unicef’s 10 quick facts about women and girls, click here.
- The state of women’s rights around the world at a glance. Click here.
- The Economist: Walking Several Paces Behind
- The Mail & Guardian on Africa’s Gender Gap
Book Nikki Bush to come and speak to your women’s organisation this August year
With the focus on women for the month of August, this is the ideal time to book a motivational speaker to inspire your female executives.
As an inspirational speaker, best-selling author and a woman, I can offer you a number of solutions to meet your requirements:
Get Outta Your Head team building workshop – celebrating the human bond. Click here for more info.
Parenting on the Run – for working parents who want to learn how to cheat time and connect with their children despite their busyness. Click here for more info.
Brand You – good personal branding in the workplace can give your team the edge in sales, marketing, client retention and customer service – this workshop is especially for network marketing and direct selling companies and franchise operations. Click here for more info.
To discuss your requirements further email me at email@example.com