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Women Rose in 2017 and Will Again in 2018

January 2, 2018

Inspiration, wisdom and advice for women and women entrepreneurs and women march supporters

Happy New Year! Here is wishing every single person who follow our blog the most wonderful, prosperous and successful year in 2018.

The Chicago Tribune had an inspirational and informative article called “15 Times Women Rose Above in 2017”. The article started with this quote, “She persisted.” Followed by “What’s Next?” Well, my company Women TIES is excited to partner with New Feminists for Justice to host a full weekend of commemoration and celebration for women and girls in Syracuse, New York the same weekend many other American cities are also hosting women’s marches. Our full weekend of events will bring women together to celebrate each other and the incredible accomplishments of women and girls in 2017 as the one year anniversary of the national marches. In January 2017, Women TIES took 110 women to march in Washington DC and New Feminists for Justice hosted the Syracuse March.

Our weekend has three days of diverse empowerment and equality-focused events and programs for women, young professional females, college students and young girls to participate in together. Saturday’s March will also be open to men and boys based on last year’s marches.

To get you excited to join us that weekend, here are some of the top five times women rose above in 2017 according to the Chicago Tribune article:

1. The Women’s March on Washington where an estimated half a million marched a day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Yes the crowd was bigger that day than a half million and more than his inauguration crowd. I was there and witnessed it.

2. Senator Elizabeth Warren was warned on the Senate floor of giving too long of a speech so she took her speech outside the chambers and continued. “She Persisted” motto was born that day giving her a much bigger platform on social media.

3. The International Women’s Day was held on March 8th and was the No. 1 most talked about moment of the year on Facebook. Women TIES hosted an International Women’s Day event in Syracuse with Seneca Falls Reverend Leah Ntula and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

4. Nobel Prize-winning Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was accepted to the University of Oxford, five years after Taliban gunmen shot her for adocating for girl’s rights to education. Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel laureate.

5. New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment in October when they published the article on Harvey Weinstein. Millions of women responded and the hashtag #MeToo was created. Time Magazine named “The Silence Breakers” its Person of the Year.

So join women around your own community, region, state and nationally to continue progressively changing the world for the better for women today and for the girls and women to follow us. Women TIES would love to have you join our efforts of “women supporting women in business, sports, equality and life.” Cheers to you. Cheers to all women everywhere. Sign up for the “CNY Women Rising Weekend”. Click here!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 2, 2018 11:30 am

    I applaud you Tracy, and the many other women, who PERSIST in making sure women’s voices are heard. We can change the world!

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