There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about.

Margaret J. Wheatley

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During this time of uncertainty, the impact will be significant on women.  Please join us as we share stories from women on the frontlines to acknowledge and celebrate them over the next weeks and months
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“I never thought I would be considered a “hero” – that seems ridiculous to me.  I’m surviving like everyone else.  There are people truly risking their lives like doctors, nurses and other health care workers.  I wouldn’t be risking my life if others weren’t being reckless.” 

Women on The Frontlines: Stories Behind Essential Workers – Yolanda

 

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Did you know…

  • that according to research compiled by the National Women’s Law Center, 66% of grocery store cashiers/salespeople are women, and 43% of those women are women of color? (NWLC calculations based on US Census Data, 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) using ipums.org)
  • that according to Data USA, the average male grocery store salary is $29,110.00 and the average female grocery store salary is $22,648.00?
  • that among grocery store cashiers/salespeople, women make only 89% of every dollar that a man typically makes? (NWLC calculations based on US Census Data, 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) using ipums.org)

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At the Heart of Be Bold Now is stories, your stories.

 

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.

 

WE ARE NOT THERE, YET.

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.

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.