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International Women's Day Was the Most-Talked-About Moment on Facebook in 2018  Adweek

International Women's Day (March 8) was 2018's most-talked-about moment on Facebook. Research manager Sheida Neman revealed in a blog post that ...


Take our survey for International Women's Day 2019  cosmopolitan.com (UK)

International Women's Day may still be a few months away (March 8, to be exact), but we're eager to plan ahead. In anticipation of the big event, we want to ...


Berlin set to make International Women's Day a public holiday  DW (English)

Berlin is set to make history as the first German state to declare International Women's Day an official public holiday. The move would mean that workers in the ...


#MeToo Shows Facebook's Potential for Good, Global Policy Head Says  Fortune

Monika Bickert has one of the toughest jobs at Facebook: overseeing *content* moderation on the site, which involves crafting and enforcing Facebook's user ...


‘Women’s virtue classes’ shut down after video exposé  Inkstone

In one video, a sobbing woman says her “fashionable and revealing” outfit is an invitation to rape her. ...


Women's Day murder shocks Windhoek  Namibian

RUTH KAMWI and BRANDON VAN WYK IT IS ironic that the man who shot his girlfriend in Dorado Park, Windhoek, on Monday before committing suicide, had ...


Fearless Girl statue gets new spot outside NY Stock Exchange  BBC News

The popular statue of a young girl who became famous for staring down Wall Street's bull has moved to a new home outside the New York Stock Exchange.


Amanda Palmer Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Song: Listen  Pitchfork

Amanda Palmer has announced a new album: There Will Be No Intermission is out on March 8, 2019, which is International Women's Day. Today, she's shared ...


Taapsee Pannu’s busy 2019  Deccan Chronicle

Taapsee has four films releasing in 2019 including a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu.


8 Celebs Who Joined Instagram in 2018 & Their Most Iconic Posts (So Far)  SheKnows

2018 has been a wild ride in every conceivable way, but one thing is for sure: We've gotten a lot of quality celebrity *content*, especially on social media. Tweets ...


Art Industry News: Why Artists Have Started Deleting Their Instagram Accounts + Other Stories  artnet News

Plus, Fearless Girl moves to the New York Stock Exchange and mega-curator Kasper König is under fire for comments he made at a panel. artnet News ...


Listen to Amanda Palmer’s striking new single ‘Drowning In The Sound’  NME Live

Amanda Palmer has released 'Drowning In The Sound', the lead single from her upcoming new album - which will drop in March.


The annual Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is almost here  Vogue Australia

The 23rd annual Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is just months away and we can't help but get excited. Slated to run from March 1, 2019, all the way ...


#2018InReview Women and Diversity in Cybersecurity  Infosecurity Magazine

As another year comes to an end and we prepare to enter 2019 it's time to look back at what's been going on for minorities in cybersecurity. As you'd expect, ...


What it means to be a women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia  Al Jazeera English

Activists like Eman Al Nafjan fought fearlessly for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, only to be brutally silenced.


International Women's Day 2018 theme is #PressforProgress  USA TODAY

International Women's Day lands Thursday with rallies, seminars and performances around the world. This year's theme: #PressforProgress.


Nobel Peace Prize winners prove survivor stories matter  CNN

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter, Gayle Lemmon writes. But beyond prestigious ...


Women's Lives Matter national meeting - a determination to fight cuts to domestic violence services  Socialist Party

Congratulations to Women's Lives Matter for organising a brilliant first national meeting. People from around the UK attended and brought with them a wealth of ...


'Fearless Girl' gets new home  Saudi Gazette

New York — She may be diminutive in stature but the "Fearless Girl" is standing tall against sexism at her new home outside the New York Stock Exchange.


L'Oréal Paris Opens Call for nominations in search of 10 extraordinary Canadian Women of Worth  Canada NewsWire

On International Women's Day, $110,000 in charitable grants will be awarded to 10 remarkable women who make a beautiful difference in their communities ...


Cutting the cord: Amazon Fire TV Stick top selling item of 2018  USA TODAY

Two billion items ordered from Amazon, 8 billion streams and a $22 million pay day for a young YouTuber tops our annual list of 2018 winners.


International Women's Day 2018: History, strikes and celebrations  BBC News

Everything you need to know about celebrations taking place on 8 March.


Facebook Focuses On The Sunny Side Of 2018 With Its Year In Review  Deadline

In a year that saw a massive security breach that exposed the personal information of millions of users, and press revelations that threw shade on how its ...


Two Ways to #PressforProgress On International Women's Day  Forbes

International Women's Day gives us a chance to think about how much progress we've made in realizing the full potential of women and girls -- and think about ...


Facebook's 2018 Year in Review  Rising Sun Overport

Facebook released their 2018 Year In Review last week, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook.


Why You Should Wear Purple on International Women's Day  Fortune

International Women's Day is Thursday, March 8. Here's why wearing purple is an appropriate way to celebrate.


Girl reacts after NBA star Steph Curry answers her shoe complaint  WWAY NewsChannel 3

(CBS News) — NBA superstar Steph Curry is fixing a problem with his shoe brand that waspointed out by a nine-year-old girl. Riley Morrison wrote him a letter, ...


International Women's Day: Here Are Snapshots Of Celebrations Around The World : The Two-Way  NPR

From even Thursday's earliest moments, just after midnight, demonstrators across the world began gathering to mark International Women's Day. In the hours ...


Vasundhara Raje: 'Maharani' CM's raj loses to Cong  Deccan Herald

Often seen in wispy 'bandhini' and 'lahariya' chiffons, trademarks of not just Rajasthan craft but also of royalty, Vasundhara Raje is a politician to the manner ...


Not just flipped McDonald's arches: How corporations are marking International Women's Day  USA TODAY

Aside from logo changes, what's happening? Starbucks, Google, McDonald's are getting in on International Women's Day.


State Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ moved away from Wall Street bull  Boston Business Journal

State Street Corp.'s “Fearless Girl” is officially on the move. On Tuesday night, the city of New York removed the statue from its location opposite the “Wall Street ...


Why Afghanistan Is Still the Worst Place in the World to Be a Woman  TIME

"No one can save us but ourselves." Meet the women fighting for justice in the brutal war against Afghanistan's women.


Some Brands Are Honoring International Women's Day In Smarter Ways Than Others  Fast Company

Spotify, Nike, McDonald's, Uber, and more use this day to make a connection between gender progress and their own logos.


Oxford University Is Sorry for That Photo of a Woman Scrubbing 'International Women's Day' Away  TIME

Oxford has apologized after a photo of a female cleaner scrubbing the words "Happy International Women's Day" off the University's steps went viral.


Brand Use Cases Of International Women's Day Association  Forbes

Many different types of brands are supporting International Women's Day for the positive associations they hope to gain. Women are banding together globally to ...


Ivana Bacik: We need to hold true to the feminist ideals of the suffragists  The Irish Times

Vote 100: Much has improved for women in Ireland in a century, but there is also much still to do.


What to Know About International Women's Day  The Cut

The 2018 International Women's Day events from March 3–11 across the globe, with a big march in New York City and a forum in D.C. Here's what to know.


A Library Straddling the Border is Giving Immigrant Families a Safe Place to Reunite  Mother Jones

For many immigrants affected by the Trump administration's travel ban, the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, a library straddling the US-Canada border, ...


On International Women's Day 2018, Google Wants to Hear Your Story  TIME

Wednesday's Google Doodle celebrates International Women's Day 2018 and women around the world with #herstoryourstory.


For International Women's Day, Profiles Of 7 Global Women Who Get Things Done : Goats and Soda  NPR

We've profiled some extraordinary women on the Goats and Soda blog. They did not let poverty, war or prejudice keep them from pursuing their goals.


Emmerdale: All-female cast in International Women's Day episode  BBC News

Producer reveals plans for one-off special of ITV soap on International Women's Day next year.


The Smart Girl's Guide to International Women's Day  The Weekly Standard

It might come to the surprise of the average woman who has been bombarded with inspirational corporate hashtags and ads for #girlpower T-shirts that what we ...


International Women’s Day: Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes Among Celebrities Tweeting Wishes  Deadline

As the world celebrates International Women's Day, Hollywood celebrities, D.C. pundits and politicians are tweeting their messages and hopes. Reese ...


Best Events Planned For International Women’s Day 2018  CBS New York

By Randy Yagi. With the ever-growing awareness of important women's issues and causes, such as gender inequality, women's health and safety, and the ...


International Women’s Day: Studios, Networks, Broadway Plans  Deadline

Here's how TV networks, film studios and other outlets are commemorating International Women's Day.


The Best Celebrity Instagrams from International Women's Day 2018  HarpersBAZAAR.com

From Michelle Obama to Reese Witherspoon, see how your favorite stars are celebrating women on social media today.


The Most Embarrassing International Women’s Day Publicity Stunts  The Cut

Ladiiiies! Today is International Women's Day, and you know what that means: We get to enjoy being shamelessly pandered to by brands. Sure, women in the ...


International Women's Day is for brands  The Outline

The socialist holiday is also an excuse for companies and corporations to fake their feminist chops.


Celebrities celebrate International Women's Day  EW.com

International Women's Day was first observed by the United Nations on March 8, 1975. For the past 43 years, this has continued to be a day when people ...


How celebs are celebrating International Women's Day  go.com

Today is a major cause for celebration -- it's International Women's Day! And actors, actresses, musicians and more have all taken to social media to stand with ...


International Women's Day 2018  The Lutheran World Federation

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to ...


9 Ways To Celebrate International Women's Day 2018  Bustle

Circle your calendar. Mar. 8 is International Women's Day (IWD) — and, according to the official site for the day, the campaign theme for 2018's IWD is ...


Exxon Mobil (XOM) Share Price Declined While Cortland Advisers Upped Holding; Waters (WAT) Shareholder State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Boosted Holding  The FinExaminer

Cortland Advisers Llc increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 170.04% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cortland Advisers ...


5 Numbers To Have Handy When Men Ask Why There Is An International Women's Day  HuffPost

As the Me Too movement unfurls across professions, places of learning and governments around the world, it seems we have entered a time of reckoning for ...


Stephen Curry reflected on the letter he received from a 9-year-old girl who wanted to make his shoes available for girls: 'she opened my eyes'  Business Insider

Nine-year-old Riley Morrison wrote a letter to Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry requesting that he make his "Curry 5" Under Armour sneakers ...


Dua Lipa, Tina Turner and More Are Celebrating International Women's Day  Billboard

Today (March 8) is International Women's Day, and of course, women are celebrating all around the world. The day is meant to honor "the social, economic, ...


9 organizations to support on International Women’s Day so that we can #PressForProgress  HelloGiggles

PressForProgress by supporting one of these 9 inspiring organizations in honor of International Women's Day 2018.


What Does International Women’s Day Mean in 2018?  WWD

Celebrities, fashion industry on International Women's Day 2018: Keira Knightley, Rose McGowan, Clare Waight Keller and Noomi Rapace.


International Women's Day Shopping Guide: Women Supporting Women  Hollywood Reporter

March 8 marks International Women's Day, a holiday that celebrations the social, economical, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.


Women Around the World Celebrate International Women's Day  ELLE.com

Women around the world march for their rights and celebrate International Women's Day.


This International Women's Day, Build A New Rolodex  Refinery29

We love to tell you about the women who inspire us. But who inspires them? That's the question we set out to answer this International Women's Day. We asked ...


Facebook celebrates historic and modern women alike on International Women’s Day  Digital Trends

March 8 is International Women's Day, and Facebook is choosing to celebrate both historic women and today's females. In what was the most-talked-about day ...


33 Brands Supporting International Women's Day (and What to Buy)  PEOPLE.com

Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th by shopping these 32 brands that give back to women's organizations and charities. Find this and more at ...


Celebrating International Women's Day: Remarkable Women On The Front Lines Of Exploration  Forbes

On this International Women's Day, I'm looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of women across many fields. I know this day will be filled with voices ...


24 International Women's Day 2018 Events in Seattle - Things to Do  TheStranger.com

Nestled in Women's History Month is International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8, which focuses on the idea of "#PressforProgress," or pushing for gender ...


From Barbie to Bud, What Brands Are Doing for International Women’s Day  Adweek

Today is International Women's Day, and brands are committing like never before to honoring women everywhere, especially in light of the #MeToo movement ...


9 Facts That Will Inspire You To Take Action On International Women's Day  Forbes Now

Learn more about issues facing women and girls around the world.


International Women's Day 2018: McDonald's flips arches to celebrate  WLS-TV

McDonald's has flipped its iconic golden arches upside down in honor of International Women's Day.


PlayStation 4 has a stunning free theme for International Women's Day  Eurogamer.net

PlayStation has released a free PS4 theme to celebrate International Women's Day - you can see its background image below.The design features Chloe Frazer ...


International Women's Day around the world – in pictures  The Guardian

Rallies are taking place from Nepal to Spain to Pakistan to mark the ongoing fight for women's equality.


This International Women's Day, Commit To Sharing Your Story  Forbes Now

This International Women's Day, focus on how you can better share your own personal story. Make this year the one where you gain the self-confidence to turn ...


Hero Barbies, pink beer and Fearless Girl: What brands are doing for International Women’s Day 2018  CNBC

Brands from The Economist, Nike and Johnnie Walker to Barbie and beer-maker BrewDog are running campaigns in support of International Women's Day ...


What is International Women’s Day? Everything you need to know for March 8th  HelloGiggles

International Women's Day is March 8th. We've got the rundown on what it is and why it matters — maybe now more than ever.


Latest Syracuse Cultural Workers calendar highlights provocative images  Syracuse New Times

Each edition of the annual Peace Calendar published by the Syracuse Cultural Workers reflects a process of mixing and matching, choosing photos or ...


Apple celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 with recruiting event, special Today at Apple sessions  9to5Mac

Next Thursday, March 8th, communities across the world will celebrate International Women's Day 2018. The annual day of recognition draws attention to the ...


I was attacked with paint and chemically burned because I’m gay  Metro

You don't tend to think of paint as a weapon. But when six people attack you with it and it covers you from head to toe, gets into your eyes and burns, it suddenly ...


Algert Global Has Cut Harsco (HSC) Position; Fcb Financial Holdings Class A (FCB) Shorts Increased By 7.59%  The FinExaminer

Algert Global Llc decreased Harsco Corp (HSC) stake by 26.84% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Algert Global Llc sold 38797 shares as Harsco Corp (HSC)'s ...


Apple honoring International Women’s Day next week with new Watch Activity Challenge  9to5Mac

Apple regularly hosts Activity Challenges for Apple Watch customers as a way to promote fitness and healthy living, and a new Activity Challenge honoring ...


On International Women’s Day, Female Gender Symbol Lights Up City Skylines  Fortune

Morgan Stanley, John Hancock, Ernst & Young, and Proctor & Gamble were among 34 companies that illuminated buildings with giant symbols of the female on ...


next storyCable Celebrates International Women's Day 2018  CableFAX

March 8 marks International Women's Day, and cable nets and organizations are raising their voices for gender equality.


Facebook’s Credit Her Campaign Will Debut on International Women’s Day  Adweek

International Women's Day was the most-talked-about moment of 2017 on Facebook, and the social network outlined several initiatives for the 2018 version, ...


I thought International Women’s Day was meaningless until I saw a pink hat on the Washington Monument  The Washington Post

I've gotten this email six times. Apologies to the corporations whose cynical pink things are at least sending their proceeds to benefit actual feminist causes.


Hyundai celebrates International Women's Day  Automotive News

Hyundai's celebration of International Women's Day tops our viral video charts.


Barbie Made Dolls For These Inspiring Women to Celebrate International Women's Day  Cosmopolitan.com

Barbie honored a dozen inspiring women and role models with their own Barbie dolls for International Women's Day.


McDonalds flips "M" upside down for Women's Day and Twitter goes wild  Mashable

The Quarter Pounder would like women to know he cares. To celebrate International Women's Day, McDonalds decided to offer paid maternity leave flip their ...


15 Memes & Tweets To Share On International Women's Day That Will Inspire You To Keep Fighting For Change  Bustle

In addition to being Women's Rights Month, March will also feature an inspirational, empowering day dedicated to honoring women around the world: Mar.


WOMADelaide to feature IWD keynote  micebtn

International arts festival WOMADelaide will feature an International Women's Day (IWD) keynote address in its 2019 program. Australia's ambassador for ...


Why we still need International Women's Day  HarpersBAZAAR.com

Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, says we need to use today as a time to reflect and also to use it as a springboard to move ...


See How These Major Brands Recognized International Women’s Day  Footwear News

International Women's Day 2018: See how Sophia Webster, Stella McCartney, Reebok and more major brands celebrated the day and charity.


Marriott Int'l Cl A (MAR) Holder Martingale Asset Management LP Has Cut Stake; Eagle Asset Management Cut Position in Deere & Co (DE) as Share Price Declined  The FinExaminer

Martingale Asset Management LP decreased its stake in Marriott Int'l Cl A (MAR) by 92.98% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Martingale ...


On International Women's Day, all I wanted was a day off  The Guardian

Women are talking, writing and taking action more than ever – which would be great, except it shows how bad things are.


How the Entertainment Industry is Commemorating International Women’s Day  Variety

How Hollywood is celebrating International Women's Day, from MTV to Telemundo.


The Rock taught his daughter about International Women's Day, and she totally stole the show  Mashable

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson released a video on Instagram with his daughter for International Women's Day.


International Women's Day: Iconic images of women protesters  BBC News

For International Women's Day, we celebrate 100 years of female defiance in photos, including the woman who handbagged a neo-Nazi and the marchers who ...


7 beauty brands giving back this International Women’s Day  Well+Good

A number beauty brands, including Elemis and Urban Decay, are giving back to a number of charities and organizations to support International Women's Day.


Ipswich Investment Management Co Lifted Its Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Position; Moneygram International (MGI)'s Sentiment Is 1.71  The FinExaminer

Ipswich Investment Management Co increased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 12.84% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Ipswich Investment Management ...


International Women's Day  UNDP

The Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives”


Landmarks around the world light up for International Women's Day  Mashable

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Neptune Paris in Madrid, and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York honored women on International Women's Day.


International Women's Day: drowning in corporate guff  Financial Times

Ah, women. That moment when they all hatch at once, a sudden blossoming of life that lasts just 24 hours before so cruelly fading again. Oh no, sorry, that's ...


Happy (not so) International Women’s Day  Brookings Institution

We've heard it all before. Women are sexually harassed and assaulted. Women are discriminated against in the workplace. Women are excluded from political ...


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