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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EDITION: Celebrating our World’s Leaders

Celebrating International Women’s Day, discussion begins at 7:05 am PST with the World Talent Economy Forum panel talk on the topics of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. I am founder of the Executive Womens Network for empowering and connecting great women and celebrating success! We can do so much more when we #choosetochallenge one another and be part of th bigger picture of a better more inclusive world, with liberty and opportunity for all.


Gender Equality and Women Empowerment with the World Talent Economy Forum (WTEF). Join the Facebook Live Event at World Talent Economy Forum – Posts | Facebook

Moderated by: Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana (Ph.D, MBA) Malaysia President

A Facebook live event at 7:05 am this morning March 8, 2021 PST and 11:05 PM in Singapore and Malaysia. See time chart below for details.

Monday, March 8 2021: World Talent Economy Forum TIME:
7:05 am California, Oregon, Washington (PST Time Zone)
8:05 am Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana (CST Time Zone)
9:05 am Arizona, Colorado (MST Time Zone)
10:05 am Ohio, New York, Florida, Massachusetts (EST Time Zone)
4:05 pm Netherlands
6:06 pm Saudi Arabia
9:05 pm Dhaka Bangladesh
11:05 pm Malaysia, Singapore.

Monday March 8 is the day we celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Gender is a pre-written book, but its s. Not just on this day. Let us choose to create history, not to be defined by the limitations of gender inequity that forces girls into child marriage, women and children into domestic violence, public safety, employment opportunity, and financial/ economic poverty.


POLITICAL/SOCIAL WELLNESS: Kamala Harris , USA Vice President- reputation of toughness on crime! She has changed the world by being her best self, better and better, over and over. Listen to her advice for how to promote more women in leadership.

Women make up 51% percent of the population in the USA. Thats our gender. We celebrate the first United States Vice President Kamala Harris a woman, a woman of color, a woman of diversity, and a strong woman leader.

Thats a great first, but in government, today, how well are women represented? We are not nearly proportional to our population. In Government, women comprise:

  • 24% of the U.S. Senate
  • 27% of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 30% of statewide elected executives
  • 31% of state legislative seats
  • 23% of mayors in cities with populations over 30,000

In the USA, and the world, we need to stand up for women. We must stand boldly and choose to challenge gender inequality. We need to celebrate Executive women’s achievements and act for women’s equality. 

Social Celebrations of International Womens Day Leadership

2021 Theme is #ChooseToChallenge is a global call to action for accelerating gender parity. A Call to Action for taking action and Choose to Challenge issues of Gender Equality

POST COVID Statistics On Women’s Issues & Gender Equality
We MUST Address Workforce Gender Inequities with Equal Pay & Opportunity
  • A 2019 study found gender pay inequity still exists as women are paid less than men At the highest senior executive a women earns $0.85 cents per hour compared to men earning $1.00 dollar per hour for the same job.
  • Women are losing jobs at higher proportion during the COVID pandemic: Women lost 5.4 million jobs– representing one million more jobs lost, than their male counterparts
  • January 2021 US Bureau of Labor Statistics found 275,000 women left the workforce compared to 71,000 men.
Women Owned Businesses are critical to economic recovery
  • Why Women owned Businesses growth matters
    • Pre-COVID-19, 2019, women owned 40% percent of small business, with a growth rate of 114% over the 20 years prior!
    • By 2020, women owned 50% percent of small business. This is a 10% growth over the year prior
Women need better representation in positions of leadership

Catalyst found that only 30 of Standard and Poors top 500 companies have Women CEOs in Leadership. That represents 6% percent of CEO positions being held by women.

  1. CULTURAL/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Antoinette Braybrook, CEO of Djirra Campaigner this woman is a powerhouse for prevention of Aboriginal Violence against women.
  2. CULTURAL/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Gülsüm Kav campaigner for prevention of domestic violence after seeing how Turkish women hid the violence for fear of retribution or death, and she knew she had to work to prevent violence, not just treat it after the fact. Created the We Will Stop Feminists Platform (KCDP)
  3. ECONOMICS/POLITICAL: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian first woman and African to serve as leader: Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She waged campaigns on corruption and cronyism, costing her people US$15 billion in addition to dozens of global boards, including as Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  4. ECONOMICS/ LEADERSHIP:  Joey Wat grew from 9 year old Chinese child labor factory worker to the CEO of the largest restaurant company in China, operating over 10,000 restaurants. Yum China profits were declining, due to minimal digital presence. Wat implemented digital payments to 97% of the business and 285 million members now embrace the mobile presidence. During COVID, Wat launched a Yum China delivery of free meals to more than 1,450 hospitals and community centres to keep as many of her 400,000 staff employed as possible. Wat’s consistent strategy is to put employees first knowing that profits will follow – Yum China managed an operating profit of US$97 million in the March 2020 quarter.
  5. POLITICAL/SOCIAL WELLNESS: Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan President- Best Women Leaders to save loss of lives to COVID. Taiwan lead successful COVID-19 leadership strategy 4 cases per every 100K people. 10 deaths.

Women represent only 11% percent of the most senior-level leadership positions in U.S. corporations. And this statistic has been that way for nearly 30 years. International Women’s Day should mean something. Now more than ever it is time we move the dial.

Inc Magazine shared 5 ways women can grow their career strategy.
  1. Think bigger, aim higher. Challenge your comfort zone.
  2. Develop your executive presence. Learn something new, contribute to best practices
  3. Create a powerful career scaffold. Get a mentor, be a mentor.
  4. Seek feedback and other perspectives.
  5. Develop and refine your personal brand.
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