The ImageAV Team Proudly Celebrates International Women’s Day
As a top 100 women owned business, we practice what we preach and believe in the future of women in business, and everywhere. A brief history of IWD:
The earliest version was purportedly a “Women’s Day” organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. This inspired German delegates at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference to propose “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually, albeit with no set date. The following year saw the first demonstrations and commemorations of International Women’s Day across Europe. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917 (the beginning of the February Revolution), IWD was made a national holiday on March 8; it was subsequently celebrated on that date by the socialist movement and communist countries. The holiday was associated with far-left movements and governments until its adoption by the global feminist movement in the late 1960s. IWD became a mainstream global holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977.
44 years after the official adoption and we see more and more women in business, science, medicine and government!