“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This year we’ve met challenges, dealt with difficulties, seen tragedies, we’ve had cracks form upon foundations which we had built our lives around, our confidence has shaken in what we hold important, and we have reflected upon what truly matters.
And, as we head towards a new year, we recognize the opportunities, and the needs, which lie ahead of us as a society to transform for the better. We recognize those who need to be supported and those who need to be championed.
Today, on the International Day of the Girl, our conviction in the importance of girls standing up, succeeding, and leading is stronger than ever before.
Today, we celebrate girls around the world. We celebrate their power. We celebrate their strength. We celebrate their achievements. We celebrate their potential. We celebrate the knowledge that when they succeed, we all succeed – and our world becomes a better place.
This year’s theme – My voice, our equal future – reminds us and encourages us to work towards a world where they are unabashed leaders and change-makers. Today, let’s all recommit ourselves to this vital goal.
And, to the girls who make up our Warm Heart family: we are so proud of all of you, and we know you have the power to change the world. We’re rooting for you and will never stop standing by you.
Happy International Day of the Girl!
~Dana Brown, President of the Board, and the Warm Heart Worldwide Board of Directors