While many people and organizations recognize and celebrated International Women's Day Thursday, there are women in Williams Lake who quietly but consistently volunteer to make a positive difference in the lives of girls in Williams Lake every day.
The origins of the observance date back to February 28, 1909 in New York City when the Socialist Party of America organized a "National Woman's Day" to bring attention to gender equality issues in the United States.
"Under the four pillars of our CSR program namely: Workplace, Marketplace, Community and Environment, we continue to seek ways to celebrate women and play our part in closing the gender gap".
"That gets them thinking it's not just a man's world out there", said Jesse of the song.
"We need to remove the barriers that stop women going into better paid, male-dominated professions, and we must improve pay for vital, but undervalued, jobs that are predominantly done by women", she said.
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McDonald's also says six out of 10 of its restaurant managers are women and it wanted to honor their accomplishments.
On International Women's Day, the United Nations and the world, join in the commemoration of this significant event. German President Clara Zetkin proposed and the assembling body agreed that the International Women's Day as a day to remember women who had struggled all over the world since 1857.
Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault noted that women's participation in the labour force universally continued to be lower than that of men, which she attributed to factors such as "unequal access to opportunity, legal obstacles and wage gaps".
The small company of 40 employees is proud to share that 43% of its workforce is made up of women and furthermore 50% of their management team. He mentions also the director of the Vatican museums and the first female rector of a pontifical university, but adds these examples "should never be used as an excuse to think we've done enough or that the presence of women in strong enough in Curial leadership". International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. She said no one has the right to comment on their physical appearance or to speak to them disrespectfully.
Currently, International Women's Day is still considered an official holiday in the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.