Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day to commemorate the contribution of women locally and globally. We salute women who have and continue to inspire, women who have paved the way for so many who follow, role models, heroines, firsts in so many fields. We pay tribute to individual women who have had profound impacts on our lives.
Thank you to Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland who have observed a day dedicated to women since 1911.
International Women’s Day is now not only recognized by the UN but also as an official holiday in over 25 countries.
There are many pathfinders we admire – we remember Maya Angelou, Dr. Virginia Apgar, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride; and continuing lights of Malala Yousafzai, Mary May Simon, Deepa Mehta, and our own Dr. Roberta Bondar.
We are fortunate in the hundreds of thousands more women in every field of endeavor who have pressed on despite the odds, broken barriers, and created a path that the next generations can follow. You Are Empowerment.
Happy International Women’s Day from The Roberta Bondar Foundation.
March 8 2022
University of Guelph Alumni
Roberta Bondar, one of U of G Alumnae Celebrated on International Women’s Day