March 8th was International Women’s Day, a global United Nations event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In the last year we’ve witnessed more women of all backgrounds come together to champion their own rights, desires and beliefs. As they join together, more attention is being turned to the important issues of inequality and
injustice. And even more action needs to be taken.

This year, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more inclusive, gender equal world. We challenge Edmontonians to lead by example, take the pledge to #BeBoldForChange, and more importantly to follow-up the pledge with action, not only today but everyday, to create change.

When women are empowered and gender equality is valued, it benefits the society and everyone in it. Period.