In today’s world, there are many reasons to be bold, and this is especially true for women. Today, many women live in places where their voices are still not been heard. This may be due to various factors such as gender bias, lack of education, discrimination and deep-seated patriarchy. This post explores the theme tagged: “Be Bold for Change” and it seeks to encourage every woman/young girl to be fearlessly bold. This is a theme for all time.

In all walks of life, the role of women cannot be underestimated, they are said to be the bedrock of society and they remain vital in the growth of the home, workplace, and business. Women have been placed in this space as natural nurturers, with grace, brain and brawn, and immense influence.

Today, the 8th of March of every year is set aside by the United Nation to celebrate women globally and most especially iconic women who have made landmark achievements in Nigeria. Undoubtedly, there are women in Nigeria that have affected society positively in their own great way. Among them are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Folorunsho Alakija, Chimamanda Adichie, Ibukun Awosika, Joke Silver, we cannot forget Dora Akunyili, and many others. Happy International Women’s Day to all women out there.

This year’s theme is tagged “Be Bold for Change”. Many women including those mentioned above have demonstrated this theme in different areas of life.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who grew up in Nigeria, dropped out of medical school to pursue writing. She is the author of Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Her books speak for her; they serve as her legacy even in times to come. She has inspired many to live their dreams and Be Bold for Change.

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Our reality as women differ across demography, yet we still have something in common. Every woman has the capacity to INFLUENCE! The starting point for being bold for change is starting where nature has placed you. This means leveraging your natural location of influence to build-up those remotely connected to you. We all can start this way.

Additionally, you may want to share your experiences or thoughts with someone who can benefit from them. You can build that legacy you have always wanted. Remember, your deeds may be forgotten, just like spoken words but when published; your book remains a reference point. You may choose to consider writing a book.

Accept you, be you, identify your strengths, like most people, you probably have more than one. Also, be positive! If you don’t have the time to manage or lack the skills to write, we can be your virtual assistant. We at Sons of Issachar Concepts will help you transform your thoughts to print.

So, in honour of this day, we wish all women more strength and encourage you to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Happy International Women’s Day!