Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day recognizing of economic, social and political achievements of women.
So there is no excuse ladies – today is the day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world, and ourselves!
100 years ago we were excluded from voting. Today we oversee 83 percent of direct consumer spending in the UK, own half of all public stock, and make up more than fifty percent of the talent pool.
But, one in nine in the Fortune 500 list are still foolish enough not to have a single woman on their board. These companies are missing the broader market vision, the view of the majority consumer, and the enhanced dynamics of a boardroom with inspiring female talent.
Oh well, let’s give them another 100 years to catch up!
So for all the ladies in my life, each a true inspiration, this is your day!