When women and their allies share their stories, it is empowering. Shared stories are a catalyst to build community and realizing that others share your feelings and experiences. You are not the only one.
Be Bold Now was founded to celebrate International Women’s Day in Seattle. International Women’s Days has been recognized for 109 years and is a day that acknowledges women’s contributions and accomplishments. The day is also a call to action to accelerate gender parity.
Since our first event in 2015, the Be Bold Now mission has expanded beyond a single night to celebrating and inspiring women every day. Our mission is to encourage women to recognize their BOLD achievements and motivate them to take concrete action to accelerate gender parity by exposing relatable stories of ordinary women and their allies doing extraordinary things.
Our effort is underpinned by the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. The 2018 WEF, Gender Gap Report, estimates that gender parity is still over two centuries away, and the USA has fallen from a ranking of 22nd to 51st among the 149 countries measured. There has never been a more critical time to get inspired and motivated to be bold and act for change.
Be Bold Seattle will host our fifth annual flagship celebratory event the evening of March 5, 2020, at Benaroya Hall.
International Women’s Day (IWD) now in its 109th year, and is an annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The IWD also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. While IWD was first recognized in 1911 in New York at the International Woman’s Conference, it was not until 1975 deemed the year of the Woman that the United Nations began an official celebration. In 1977 the UN General Assembly invited member nations to proclaim March 8th as the UN Day of Women’s Rights and recognized IWD.