BALANCING THE SCALE
Each year since 1995, the President of the United States signs a proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month, honoring women’s contributions to American history. In 2002, George W. Bush included in his proclamation: “Today, women in contemporary America are furthering the Founders’ vision by working to advance freedom, increase equality, and administer justice in every corner of our land, through their work in schoolrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms, homes, and communities.”
Freedom, equality, and justice are still at the forefront in women’s minds everywhere. The National Women’s History Alliance theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence,” honoring women for leading efforts to end war, violence, and injustice.
The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program was created to educate women who have suffered oppression, marginalization, and those whose homelands have been devastated by war, genocide, and poverty. IEEW is directly empowering global women visionaries to lead their communities towards peace. We need leaders, mentors, and role models willing to help emerging women learn to stand up for themselves and live out their ambitions.
PTB® alumnae are producing jobs, running for office, and advocating for their sisters within their own communities. They run schools, law firms, NGOs, sustainable energy projects, and so much more. They are mothers, they care for widows and orphans, they are role models for those around them.
International Women’s Day is recognized on March 8th each year and its 2019 theme is #BalanceforBetter, a call to action for a gender-balanced world. As we mark another year of honoring women during March, let’s make it a march forward. Everyone deserves to play an equal role in the future we build. Without balance, groups of people get left behind, underrepresented, and mistreated. So LET WOMEN BE HEARD. We hear you! Let us continue to hear you and honor you this month, and every single day. For over twelve years, PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® has been empowering women to step up on the gender parity scale, tipping toward balance and enabling hope for harmony.
Step up on the scale today. These are pivotal times, especially in Afghanistan and Rwanda, and women must be brought to the table. Appropriately, another 64 PTB® students are graduating from in-country business education this month, 75 women (including provincial mini-course graduates) will present their newly minted business plans to a Leadership Development nomination committee. 30 of these determined women will have the opportunity to participate in Leadership Development in the U.S.A., which is only possible thanks to our donors. Join us in educating strong female leaders. Support us this month by participating in our Women’s History Month Non-Event; help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 for the education of women entrepreneurs while honoring your own role as a business leader. Donate ($25, $50, $100) in honor of the women in your life who have lifted you up to become who you are today.