Milena Milicevic is a @oneyoungworld #Ambassador from #Serbia and the founder of the INAT Centre and the INAT Summit. #INAT exists to develop IT skills and competencies of young people for the global economy. This year’s summit will be held from the 20th to the 23rd of April in #Belgrade .
Still early in her career, Milena has been recognised for her work by three governments and international bodies: The Fund for Young Talents, The Ministry of Youth and Sport of Serbia; DAAD and the German Parliament; as well as Cambridge International Trust and PEXIM Foundation. She also led Belgrade bid for One Young World 2017/2018.
On #IWD Milena said, ‘ever since I could remember I was surrounded by strong diligent women and hard-working men in my environment. Very early I learned from my family that there are no shortcuts to success and that devoted work full of integrity, not only gives purpose to our lives, but it also enables us to make much better choices, to express ourselves and to live life on our own terms.’ ‘For my peers born in the #Balkans in the late 80s, we had to grow up quickly. We saw former #Yugoslavia disintegrate, we saw families fall apart as thousands of adults and children became #refugees , #orphans or impoverished; and we saw our parents working triple jobs to get by and provide the essentials.’ ‘Women have come a long way from winning the voting rights to receiving education and becoming emancipated about their rights to give birth, form a family, choose a spouse and build their careers unapologetically. One of the legacies for the INAT Summit is that we will create mentorship opportunities for young women that want to excel on all frontiers. Not only because 50% of our team members and visitors are women, but also because we know that women are capable of anything they wish to accomplish. Many of our headline speakers at the summit are women too.’ #IWD2017#BeBoldforChange#HeforShe#Goal5#ImpossibletoIgnore
It looks like I'm in the jungle, but really these are my husband's lemon plants too cold to be outside 😂. I had an egg burrito for breakfast & I'm pretty sure pancakes are becoming lunch. Should I just continue the breakfast for errry meal theme? That means coffee with every meal too, right?
Happy ☀️ day!!
Seen that today is Mother's Day, which I've never celebrated, I thought I repost a blog post of mine on the topic (link in bio). Growing up in the former communist East Germany, I was raised with the tradition of celebrating International Women's Day instead of Mother's Day. #iwd was first proposed in 1910 by socialist Clara Zetkin, the lady in the pic. The idea was to have a day celebrating all women and press for women's rights such as female suffrage. Whether you celebrate Women's Day or Mother's Day, there are never enough days to highlight the fabulousness of women. #girlpower#womenshistory#allthewomen
#Repost @amhistorymuseum with @repostapp
One of the first historic women to appear on money was Arsinoe II, a Ptolemaic queen of Egypt, in the 3rd century BCE. Since then, many national currencies have depicted women either during their lifetimes or posthumously. In honor of #InternationalWomensDay , let's look at female figures on money from around the world from our National #Numismatic Collection. 👉 Image 1: Arsinoe II, Decadrachm Coin, Egypt, 3rd Century BCE 👉 Image 2: Cleopatra VII, 80 Drachma Coin, Egypt, 51–30 BCE 👉 Image 3: Elizabeth I, Half Pound Coin, England, About 1567–70 👉 Image 4: Sacagawea, 1 Dollar Coin, United States, 2000 👉 Image 5: Liberty, 20 Dollar "1933 Double Eagle" Coin, United States of America, 1933
Witches Brew @wildcardbrewery - my set included Madonna, Janet Jackson, The Go Gos, Joan Jett, The Breeders, L7, Sleigh Bells, Missy Elliot, Ladyhawke, Chicks on Speed, Le Tigre, Runaways, Babes in Toyland, Hole, Sonic Youth, Bikini Kill and Julie Ruin. Thanks to @kat_richmonduk, @auntie.maureen and @doloresrocket for making it all happen. The tables were packed outside in the glorious sunshine, and the queue to the bar was out the door! And thank you @alessandradagos for this photo. #witchesbrewe17
"We have the ability to pass that energy on and impact someone in a positive way.”
In our last segment of #SheInspires series, Khun Sor reminds us that having the a strong support system is just as important your personal drive. Read more about her story at the link in bio.
Gotta love it when women support one another through the journey of life! Congrats Ong Mei Ting, we hope you enjoy this 2D1N #foodie#holiday with your cherished mother-in-law.
Want to win a gourmet getaway to share with your special lady? Just nominate a woman who WOWs your life by March 31, and WOW us with your photo and caption! Contest link here and in bio 👆🏼http://contests.thestar.com.my/wow/#iwd#thestarwow#internationalwomensday
Thank you @suemazraany for submitting this quote into our #IWD competition. What a great reminder for the week ahead! To keep an eye on our next comp, make sure you subcribe to our newsletter, link in bio 🙌
Louise Pasin is an @oneyoungworld #Ambassador from #France . Aside from her role with Coca-Cola European Partners, she is the Communication Director for @wintegreat a social start-up that empowers #refugees via innovative programs within top-ranking universities across #France . Created in September 2015, it already has a team of 35 members, supported by 300 volunteers.
With support from #UNHCR , the #UN Refugee Agency, the programme addresses three barriers to entering the labour market and integrating into society.
First language, it offers twenty hours a week of teaching. Second, accreditation, Wintergreat is partnered with higher education institutions including ESCP Europe, Sciences Po Paris, ESSEC Business School and Sciences Po Bordeaux. And third, a support network to offer mentoring and coaching. The mentor relationship is established from the outset and helps the participant to set objectives and reach their goals.
On International Women’s Day, Louise said, ‘it’s an opportunity to enhance women’s achievements and to communicate on the challenges we still face.'
'According to the World Economic Forum, it will take 117 years to reach global #genderparity . The gender pay gap persists – women earn 16% less per hour of work than men – and women are still not equally represented in business or politics. Women represent only 18% of the boards of directors in the EU’s largest publicly listed companies. So, International Women’s Day will be important until we reach full #genderequality , a challenge that needs to be considered not just as a women’s issue but as a human rights issue.'
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Been down with serious sinus, sore throat and fever comes visit every evening since I'm back from China and today I have completely lose my voice 😷
Went to Girls Day Out event today that's co-organised by the fantabulous @christine_pamela from @mestrae and @thecomalaysia in conjunction with IWD. I'm so very proud of you my friend!
Photos from the 2017 International Women's Day Breakfast are officially out! 👏🏻✨ Head onto our official Facebook page to have a look and see if you can spot yourself! Keep an eye out for our event summary post, due to out on WIB's website next week. #IWD#takeastand#InternationalWomensDay