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The US Celebrates International Women's Day

Updated: May 22, 2021

International Women's Day is Now a Movement and a Month. Join us this weekend and throughout Women's History Month as we celebrate women of influence in the US.

Say WAT: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Climate Change and Human Migration - No Place Left to Go

March 8th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: Albuquerque, New Mexico’s International Women’s Day, will be having a panel discussion to talk about climate change and human migration.

WAT in the World: What are women doing in this corner of the world?

Debbie Johnson, Founder and CEO of Tender Love Community Center, has experienced homelessness first-hand. Her goal is to keep other women from being put in the same position. Tender Love has created a safe environment for women to learn job skills that will enable them to get off the streets.

Say WAT: Atlanta, Georgia

Women in Leadership Luncheon and Book Discussion

March 13th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business discusses the book "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office." There will be a panel of alumni and other distinguished women of influence discussing corporate leadership as a woman.

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Linda Matzigkeit, chief administrative officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, prioritizes her health, then her family, then her job. She says being a mom creates a softness that can be utilized in the workplace. She has created a program to help parents to get back into the workforce after three years or more away.

Say WAT: Berkeley, California

Women's Adventure Film Tour

March 5th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: Originally starting in Australia, this festival has expanded to New Zealand, Asia, the UK, and the US. The film festival showcases films made by women yet enjoyed by everyone.

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Chris Evans is a female performance artist. Her work bridges the gap between space, dance, music, the audience, and the artist. She has her Master's in Literature and uses several elements to create beautiful and commentating works that must be seen and experienced in person.

Say WAT: Cary, North Carolina

Fourth Annual IWD Celebration

March 6th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: Cary, North Carolina, will be having their IWD celebration with a panel discussing women’s wellness, healthcare, pharma, and finance.

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Anupama Joshi, who grew up in New Delhi, India but now lives in Cary, NC, is the executive director and co-founder of a “Farm to School Network.”  The program shows kids the importance of using local farms for agriculture, and it lets them meet the farmers to create connections within their community.

Say WAT: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Film Screening Queen of Katwe

March 8th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: For International Women’s Day, SowHope is hosting a screening of Queen of Katwe in the Cinema Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids on Sunday, March 8th. Queen of Katwe is the true story of a brilliant girl from the slums of Uganda who discovers she has a natural talent for chess.

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With a focus on another Michigan area, the Executive Director of Oakland Avenue Farm, Jerry Hebron, is a staple in the Detroit community. She has been working to ensure that the community needs are met and has helped design Oakland Avenue Farm to be community-based with a dedication to growing foods for a healthy diet, educate about sustainability, and grow an active cultural environment in the neighborhood.

Say WAT: Honolulu, Hawaii

Like a Girl Street Festival

March 7th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: Honolulu Beerworks and The Women’s Fund of Hawaii partner this year to host the first annual “Like a Girl '' street festival. This female-focused festival will host a street market of female-owned businesses, ranging from food, retail, and everything in between. Honolulu Beerworks will be releasing Triple Threat, their 2020 Pink Boots beer. One dollar from each pint sold will benefit the Pink Boots Society, international non-profit supporting women in the brewing industry.

WAT in the World: What are women doing in this corner of the world?

Former University of Hawaii Women’s Director of Athletics, Dr. Donnis Thompson, helped lay the foundation for the thriving women's sports program. Starting in 1961, she started the Women’s Track and Field Program and was the first coach. After her time at the university, she became the first woman to serve as the Superintendent of Education for Hawaii.

Say WAT: Irvine, California-

Cocktails and Connect

March 5th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: LawWorks, Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of Orange County, and the Orange County Women Lawyers Association are hosting Cocktails & Connect to celebrate International Women’s Day. They are bringing together women in the legal profession to build and strengthen relationships within the community. Each attendant will fill out an Each for Equal pledge card, pledging one tangible action they can complete to help further gender equality in their life.

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We are heading to the north of the state and switching the focus from pours to plates. Food warrior and chef Alice Waters is Chez Panisse, a restaurant located in Berkley, California, famous for its California cuisine and locally grown, organic ingredients. Waters has stated that North California is “a place where great ideas are born,” She is one of the people making her community better with her food-driven ideas. She has pushed the envelope and the plate far beyond her state.

Say WAT: Louisville, Kentucky

Women’s Day Tea

March 9th, 2020

Say WAT WAT: Anthology of Senior Living of Louisville is hosting a panel of influential local women. This spirited event will have Louisville women discussing their hopes and concerns for women in the future. Join this community-driven event celebrating local women and their many accomplishments.

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Mallory Christina Ervin has an extensive resume. From being Miss Kentucky in 2009 to appear on The Amazing Race three times to starting her own YouTube channel, blog, and podcast, Mallory has carved out quite a career in new media and the entertainment industry.

Say WAT: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Live Music

March 8th, 2020