"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights"
- Gloria Steinem
DID YOU KNOW?
March 8 marks the celebration of International Women’s Day, a global observance day which started out in the early 1900s. This year, the theme of the day is "Make It Happen", a call to the world to help support the empowerment of women and to positively change women's lives.
Read a short history of the day here.
At Lionesses of Africa, we know how important entrepreneurship is to the empowerment of women on the African continent. Women entrepreneurs creating successful businesses and stimulating new employment and economic opportunities for other women, can really make positive change happen.
Here's how you can get involved
Lionesses of Africa will be running a weekend-long campaign to raise awareness of women's entrepreneurship to #MakeItHappen. So, let's join our voices together in support of this great day as part of Lionesses of Africa - send your TWEET of support, telling the world how you as one of Africa's women entrepreneurs can #MakeItHappen.
Please include the following hashtag and Twitter handle in your tweet and we will feature your message.
[Insert your message] #MakeItHappen @LionessesA
If Africa's women entrepreneurs all united to Make It Happen, we could make a real difference to the empowerment of women's lives across the African continent.
Here’s to an inspiring International Women’s Day - let's work together to Make It Happen.