International Women’s Day 2015 is just a few days’ away now and as usual, the world is getting ready to celebrate women and their contribution to society.
For some people, it’s an event that doesn’t hold any real meaning. Some ask why should a Day be allotted to women and not men; others wonder why women are only given a single Day! I think it’s a good idea. Men and women are complementary members of society but there’s no disputing the fact that there are many issues that affect women and which need to be highlighted. And because women are experts at concealing their hidden depths, it’s only right that at least one day out of 365 is set aside to focus on the things that unite us.
This year, I want to do something to mark the occasion on the blog. So I’ve decided to publish the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series that looks at the lives of women – ordinary women who are reaching for the extraordinary. And because women like that are the ones who are shaping our future as well as our present, the series will be called “Women Of Today, Women Of Tomorrow”.
The pieces will run over the next few days in the run-up to International Women’s Day which takes place this Sunday, March 8th. Hopefully they will provide a screenshot of life from a group of Irish women who are taking on very different roles.