Today South Africa celebrates Women Day. August is also the month in which we celebrate women and their phenomenal power that they bring to the world.
Our National Women’s Day is a public holiday that is celebrated annually on 9 August. It commemorates the 1956 march, were approximately 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws.
Behind every great man, is an even greater woman. Incredibly thankful for all the strong, amazing women in my life who shaped me into the guy I am today. I am better because of you & would be nothing without you.— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) August 9, 2019
Happy #WomensDay2019 & tx to all the women in my life – past&present – who are magnificent rolemodels. We need many more women in positions of power & influence for the world to be a better place.— Carel Nolte (@carelnolte) August 9, 2019
Social media is a buzz today with message and tributes to women. A few of the CN&CO associates have also shared blogs.
CN&CO blogs linked to Women’s Day
Here are two powerful social media campaigns that really stood out for me.
The first is from our partner, RMB. They recognise and celebrate the positive impact that women make in business and society. This Women’s Month, they encourage you to join them in acknowledging a woman who inspires you. You know she’s a role model, does she? #LetHerKnow #WomensMonth #WomensDay2019
The second is a message that Gillette launched. Gogo Nozizwe raised her grandson, Akhona, and his siblings in Nyanga in the Western Cape. To honour her and all the women raising the next generation of South African men, they launched this film in celebration of Women’s Day.
As we celebrate and acknowledge women today during our National Women’s Day, let’s be more conscious of the role women play in our daily lives. We can learn a lot from everyone around us and by working together we can make the world a better place.