This past weekend many of us celebrated the incredible women in our lives for Mother’s Day. As the day unfolded I began thinking that, if we’re truly committed to honouring and celebrating women as we proclaim on Mother’s Day, we should also commit to several other things.
This International Women’s Day, I’ve spent time reflecting on the devastating impact COVID has had on the progress of women. Women have been the ones to care for and educate our children, look after our aging parents, and work remotely to meet job expectations that largely ignore these new burdens. For many, trying to shoulder all of that has meant stepping back from the workforce. It is from this lens that I renew my commitment to continue to forge change in our world.