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 of endeavor. 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, Simone de Beauvoir, Rachel Carson, Indira Gandhi, and Sally Ride; and continuing leading lights Aung San Suu Kyi, Valentina Tereshkova, Malala Yousafzai, and our own Dr. Roberta Bondar.
Thank you all and many many many more 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