Actress Alexis Bledel

Happy International Women’s Day!

How absolutely wonderful to have watched the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson’s live streaming Facebook event and listened to the Rising Women Rising World global event with Dr. Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson and Claire Zammit.

Some excellent learnings and reminders:

  • Your perfectly, perfect voice and your values can shape the future. Who will you be? What will you create? What will you have the courage to stand for?
  • Get out from under the old, worn-out lizard brain stories you tell yourself about not being smart enough, resourced enough, not good enough. Connect with and embrace your voice in this world. Acknowledge this is your world and you have a responsibility to take care of it – your voice matters.
  • Rally around and cheer on the women who have the courage to lead:I stand with you. I stand for you.”

 As Emma Watson brought her comments to a close, she shared this:

 “You are a human being.

 “You can change the world.

 “Be brave. Be brave. Be brave.”

Indeed. Be brave perfectly, perfect you – the world needs your voice at this exact moment. You are human. You can and will change the world.

Get talking

HeForShe-photo-1Sunday, March 8th is International Women’s Day.

As part of this day, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will be talking and taking part in a special Facebook live event in London.  An event in which Emma will continue to use her voice in support of gender equality.

The social media gathering advances the UN Women HeForShe campaign. The campaign’s goal is to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates of change in ending the inequalities women and girls face globally.

HeForShe is described as a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.

Your voice is powerful – raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for. How will you use the power of your perfectly, perfect voice to be the change you want for the world?

Lend your voice to the global conversation Sunday, March 7 at 1 p.m. EDT.