By Women’s Activist Gloria Feldt
Today, March 8, is celebrated around the globe as International Women’s Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com/. Some decry its commercialization, as corporate sponsors have realized it’s in their best interests to appeal to women who make over 85 percent of consumer purchases around the globe.
But it’s a day whose meaning inspires me to think back to a very special moment on September, 1995.
I was attending the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/, where hugely ambitious and thrilling goals were set for improving the lives of women, and by extension their families and the world.