International Women’s Day & WiD

March is National Women’s History month and today, March 8, 2011, marks the 100th Anniversary for International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. “It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities”. (United Nations Website-click here for more history)

Today we celebrate the members of Women in Design. They are exceptional women of high ability and promise, exemplifying the most spirited and intelligent professionals of our industries.

WiD was built upon a foundation of respect, knowledge and acceptance and with each unique member our community grows more diverse and stronger every day. We are proud to support contributions and offer opportunities for women to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change in our professions and personal lives. Thank you, our members, for uniting your tremendous talent and hearts under the WiD roof. You are remarkable women.

Today I give special thanks to the steering committee members of WiD, the admirable and endearing heroines of our volunteer-led organization. Their dedication to providing outstanding programming is matched only by their commitment to each other, knowing that teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. I am fortunate to have such incredible colleagues and friends.

Join WiD- discover what empowers and inspires you. 

Many thanks,
Jennifer Gray
Co-Chair, Women in Design
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