International Women’s Day 2023: 5 of The World’s Favourite Women

International Women’s Day

2023 International Women’s Day: March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day throughout the world. The priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls,” is in line with the theme for International Women’s Day 2023, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. Also, IWD 2023 will examine how the growing economic and social disparities are impacted by the gender gap in the digital sphere.

UN Women tweeted and announced its CSW67 through a tweet manifesting a future where Women and girls are safe online. A lot where everyone has equal access to technology and innovation. 

International Women’s Day 2023 Theme

The #EmbraceEquity campaign topic for IWD 2023 aims to start a global conversation on why equal opportunities are insufficient. As everyone has a distinct starting point, achieving meaningful inclusion and belonging calls for fair treatment.

We can all dispel gender stereotypes, denounce prejudice, call out discrimination, and work to be inclusive. Change is driven by collective activism. We can all embrace equity, from small-scale movements to global momentum.

Women don’t have to be the only ones pushing for gender equality. The social, economic, cultural, and political success of women depends significantly on allies.

Legendary Women All Over

International Women’s day is all about appreciating the women around us. There have been women who are adored and respected by everyone around the world. You would take their names and people will be like “Yeah I’ve heard about her. A legend.” They earned this respect from their work and contribution to their respective fields. 

Let us Embrace Equality by giving a cheer to these women.

  1. Michelle Obama

The former first lady of America, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, author, and the spouse of Barack Obama, the 44th president. Michelle was active in several causes during her time as first lady, particularly helping military families and combating childhood obesity. She planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House in 2009 to encourage healthy eating. She published her autobiography Becoming in 2018, and it was well-received and one of the best-selling memoirs in publishing history.

Let’s Move! is a campaign started by Michelle Obama to eradicate childhood obesity within a generation. Through it, elected officials, business executives, educators, parents, and religious leaders collaborated to plant vegetable gardens across the country. To bring healthy and affordable food to underserved communities, increase the amount of nutritious food served in schools, and create new opportunities for children to be more active.

  1. Lata Mangeshkar

Legendary Indian playback singer Lata Mangeshkar is renowned for her distinct voice and a vocal range that spanned more than three octaves. Eight decades of her career saw her record songs for more than 2,000 Indian cinema soundtracks.

Also called “The Nightingale of India”, Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was incredibly versatile and adored by the world. Between 1948 and 1987, Mangeshkar is credited with recording 30,000 solo, duet, and chorus-backed songs in 14 Indian languages.

Unfortunately in February 2022, the world had to bid farewell to one of the most talented singers.

  1. Angelina Jolie

The American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie, real name Angelina Jolie Voight, was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 1975. She is renowned for her edginess and sex appeal as well as for her charitable activities. Her acting career has spanned more than 20 years since the release of her first film, Hackers, in 1995. She has directed critically acclaimed movies, making her an expert in both acting and directing.

She was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2001. (UNHCR). After that appointment, she visited many impoverished nations and adopted Maddox and Zahara, two children from Ethiopia and Cambodia, respectively.

  1. Shakira

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira (born February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla) became one of the most popular Latin American recording artists in the early 2000s. She found success in both Spanish- and English-speaking markets.

Shakira has received honors for her musical career, including Grammys. She is still best known for her international hit “Waka-Waka,” which she co-wrote with a South African band, and which became the 2010 World Cup’s official anthem.

Shakira invested a lot of time and effort toward social causes. She was appointed a UNICEF goodwill ambassador in 2003 and began traveling the world to spread awareness of the difficulties faced by kids in underdeveloped nations. She also founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which aided children in Colombia who were displaced due to conflict.

  1. Serena Williams

Serena Williams is an American tennis player who was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on September 26, 1981. She revolutionized women’s tennis with her aggressive style of play and amassed more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other player, male or female, throughout the open period.

Serena has participated in competitions like the Olympics, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, and others.

Her career has experienced many highs and lows. She has fought with a few people and lost many matches. After disagreeing with the chair umpire about a code violation, Williams was given a game penalty. Afterward, she disclosed that she would retire after the upcoming U.S. Open in an interview with Vogue.