Let’s Get Radical: Support International Women’s Day 2021

A 1914 poster by socialist artist Karl Maria Stadler calling for an annual IWD gathering.
  • Economic disruption has disproportionately burdened women globally with even more unpaid care than they were already doing and pushed many women out of hard-won paid work opportunities. These disruptions fall even harder on women of color and poor women in emerging economies around the world.
  • Left unchecked, the situation will negatively impact global GDP growth.
  • Policy-makers in both public and private sectors must act now to close the gender gap. In the words of this year’s IWD theme, we must “choose to challenge” preexisting norms.
  • I suggest the radical solution is to put women at the center of the recovery. In fact I made a hashtag out of it. I encourage you to tweet it out today and until it becomes an accepted affirmation. Yes #putwomenatthecenter.
  • The pandemic has brought with it a pandemic of mental health issues as a result of the isolation, economic stress, home schooling of children while trying to stay on top of professional responsibilities, and more.

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Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt is a New York Times bestselling author and co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a nonprofit women’s leadership organization.