March 8


Why International Women’s Day Matters

By Sara Canaday

March 8, 2019

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In case you haven’t heard, today is International Women’s Day—a day of celebration honoring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world since 1911. We’re fortunate to live at a time in history when efforts like this shine a spotlight on the incredible and diverse accomplishments made by women in so many different areas and industries.

Compared with 20 years ago, the playing field for women in the business world has changed dramatically. We have opportunities and possibilities open to us that simply didn’t exist before.

As a leadership speaker and consultant, I’ve had the privilege of helping to guide so many women as they navigate the chaotic and unpredictable terrain of the corporate landscape. It hasn’t been an easy journey keeping up with our always-on, digitally disrupted world, but women have consistently proved they are up for the challenge. The proof? Organizations today are reaping the financial benefits from employing smart, talented women who contribute in amazing, innovative, and influential ways. To see their success has been both humbling and satisfying.

On this special day, I’d like to express gratitude to the women from years past who blazed this trail and inspired so many of us to pursue our full potential. And to the women in the next generation, we welcome you and look forward to keeping pace with your progressive success.







Sara Canaday

About the author

Sara began her journey working full-time while she earned an MBA. As she climbed the ladder of corporate America, she repeatedly observed a surprising phenomenon: the most successful people weren’t necessarily the ones with the highest IQ or best job skills. She recognized instead that career advancement was much more closely linked with how people applied their knowledge and talents — their capacity to collaborate, communicate, and influence others.

Today, Sara is happily fulfilling that commitment as a keynote speaker, author, and executive coach. These venues have given her the opportunity to mentor and support thousands of people in diverse situations, inspiring many of them to move from insight to action with dramatic career results.

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