For once we’d like to celebrate an event that doesn’t require us to make something, write something, cook something or wrap something. A celebration like International Women’s Day is just the thing, and we’re particularly fond of it at SavvyMom for all of the reasons above but mostly for the notion behind it. On March 8, we’re celebrating the social, economic and political successes of women past and present.
So instead of adding something extra to our to-do list that day, we’re planning to relax, have a cup of tea and reflect on some of our favourite women. Here are a few of the most admired and respected ones at SavvyHQ.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Barb Collombin, our Victoria SavvyScribe is a fan of Eleanor Roosevelt who always believed in herself as well as others. Famous for her many great achievements as the First Lady of the US, Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the committee that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the UN. She was known, thanks to President Truman, as the “First Lady of the World”.
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
Robyn Burnett, our Editorial Assistant and Home Page Editor says: “If moms and kids don’t count, then I vote for Audrey Hepburn. Not only was she a wonderful actress, but she was also an incredible humanitarian who was a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and travelled the world to raise awareness of children in need. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out.”
‘We’re constantly being told what other people think we are, and that’s why it is so important to know yourself’.
Heather Johnson, our Calgary SavvyScribe loves Sarah McLachlan because she is an amazing artist, proud Canadian, mom of two and respected philanthropist. Sarah was responsible for the creation of Lilith Fair, a touring festival celebrating women that raised millions for various charities, and currently has established an outreach music program for inner city youth. And she sings a mean tune.