International Women’s Day (IWD) now in its 108th 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 1910 in New York at the International Woman’s Conference, it was not until 1975, International Woman’s Year, that the United Nations began an official celebration. In 1977 the UN General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8th as the UN Day of Women’s Rights and recognized IWD.
Be Bold for Change was formed to meet the increasing demand for women in the Seattle area to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day in Seattle. The organization aims to build an intersectional community of women and their allies, who share the same philosophy to inspire, empower and support each other to take bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity across core pillars: health, safety, education, and wages. Together we can help embolden all women to advance and unleash their limitless potential to fulfill their dreams.