What a day indeed!
Today, we celebrate all the influential women of the past, as well as all the powerful women who work each day to create a better world for the present and future generations.
Did you know Madam Curie was the first female to win a Nobel Prize?
She made a huge impact on the world by founding the science of radioactivity, plus her discoveries launched effective cures for cancer.
Took a huge stand against racial segregation when she would not give up her
seat on the public bus for a white person. This action was the catalyst for a powerful movement to desegregate society and win the black community human rights.
You might remember that last month our keto soda celebrated Black History Month with a donation to Color of Change. As a company we fully support the black community and want to help in every way that we can to help to champion positive change.
You may not have heard of this name before, but that's not because this powerful female did not have a significant impact.
In fact, it's just the opposite. Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union in Britain, to campaign for the parliamentary vote for women. She rounded up thousands of women, and together they demanded for their democratic rights.
How great are computers, right?
Well, you partly have Ada Lovelace to thank. Lovelace was a gifted mathematician who is considered to be the first computer programmer.
As Covid-19 hit and a majority of businesses moved a large portion of their production online, like our soda soft drink for example, the need for computers and computer programs was essential.
This brilliant female helped shaped our world and society into what it is today and made all of this possible!
Ladies, this is a big one for us!
Wollstonecraft was an English writer and philosopher who championed education and liberation for women.
She published, "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" in 1792 and shortly after, it was considered to be one of the foundational texts of modern feminism.
At age 24 Earhart took up aviation and a year later she broke the women's altitude record.
A decade later she became the very fist woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Over the next five years she continued to break speed and flying records.
Passing away just 10 years ago, Maathai had an enormous impact on
She founded the Green Belt Movement, which campaigned for the planting of trees, sparked environmental conversations and women's rights.
Maathai was the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn her doctorate degree and was later elected to parliament. She became the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Celebrating the Day
It would be a dream if these famous women were still around for us to thank but sadly, that is not the case. Thankfully, there are plenty of other ways to celebrate International Women's Day 2021.
At Wave Soda we believe one of the best ways to celebrate people of the past is to keep their legacies going!
We challenge you today to think about some of the important women in your life and find a way that you can help support them and the causes they believe in.
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