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This year, Be Bold For Change takes the theme for the International Women’s Day coming up on March 8th. But exactly what is this precious day all about? It celebrates more than what you see in a woman. The achievements of women in the many fields they have succeeded in – politically, economically and also the different ethnicities and cultures they come from.
With the departure of the women’s march last month, the woman empowerment this year has never been stronger. Witnessing the march happening all over the world gave those at home who were victims of bullying or assaulted, raped, the homemakers and those who have faced injustice, a sense of authority and a meaning in life even in the slightest of ways. The purpose of it? To demand for higher pay, shorter hours and equal rights of course.
As much as times have changed and become better to where we were 10 to 50 years ago, women still live in an era where they are paid 24 to 33 percent lesser than man and are still given higher positions. Yes, we do have Vivy Yusof of FashionValet; Mac Chung Lynn, Group CEO of Nando’s Malaysia and Singapore and Cheryl Yeoh of the MaGic to name a few to thank for, but would there be a time where woman and man are treated the same?