The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress.

Thanks to Karen Lee for a picture of the #pressforprogress wall.

With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away, there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and “press for progress.”

We asked our #girlbossyeg attendees, panelists and volunteers to share how they will “press for progress” in 2018 on a pink sticky note and place it on our #pressforprogress wall.

Here are some of the things that they said:

  • “Advocating for intersectional equity in the workplace”
  • “Always speak my truth”
  • “Amplify her voice”
  • “Calling people out for micro-aggressions against women”
  • “Educate, agitate, organize”
  • “Employ people fairly and have policies in place for accountability”
  • “Leading the Graduate Students’ Association and show other women we can do this”
  • “Make GBA+ a mandatory course in all the student groups I am part of”
  • “Making sure every voice in company meetings are heard”
  • “Share my experiences and bring other women up with me”
  • “Smash the patriarchy”
  • “Start a safe conversation”
  • “Stop letting guys talk over me in class”
  • “Stop suffering in silence”
  • “Support and create safe spaces”
  • “Support the minimum wage increase to $15/hr by speaking out”
  • “Support women by offering encouragement and working with them not against them”

Minister of Service Alberta and Status of Women, the Honourable Stephanie McLean even participated in the #pressforprogress wall!