"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama
Connecting, inspiring, and empowering women is at the heart of what we do, so we’re excited to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th! This day recognizes the achievements of women and advocates for women’s rights around the world. I remember visiting Mexico in March 1999 and hearing about this day for the first time. I was impressed to see an enormous women’s rally in honor of the day. Indigenous groups of women from all across the region came together to advocate for their rights and share their voice. It was startling to realize that, back then, the day passed most Americans by without any reflection on how to celebrate International Women’s Day. Fortunately, that is changing. It’s wonderful to see the energy around this global day grow every year.
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women." - Maya Angelou
Are you wondering how to celebrate International Women's Day? We're happy to share a few ways and a few of our favorite inspiring Women's Day quotes! One way to celebrate is to support women-owned businesses. Every one of our Prosperity Candle gifts is made by and empowers a woman from Burma, Haiti, Iraq, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each candle brings light and joy into your home and enables you to connect with a woman on the other side of the globe. And each gift purchased provides you with a beautiful meaningful gift that creates a ripple effect of social change. That’s why we created our International Women’s Day collection to celebrate and honor the women in your life and around the world.
"Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on." - Serena Williams
The staple of this collection is the She Inspires candles. The inspirational candles feature inspiring Women’s Day quotes by women that we admire. We light them to share a piece of inspiration for a brighter, more equal world. These gifts not only uplift sisters, friends, or co-workers, but also the woman artisan who made them.
"What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself." - Rupi Kaur
There are so many ways to support and honor women this March and beyond. Amplify the voices of women and celebrate International Women’s Day and by getting involved with organizations like Women for Women International and Girls Who Code. Engage in work to support women’s rights with groups like Days for Girls, Global Fund for Women, and so many more. No matter how you choose to celebrate International Women’s Day, we encourage you to uplift those around you and celebrate all women have accomplished!
~ Siiri, co-founder of Prosperity Candle
"Do not live someone else's life and someone else's idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you." - Viola Davis
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