Each year since 1911, International Women’s Day is celebrated as a day dedicated to reflect on the accomplishment of women and to honor women who have been inspirational over their lifetimes.

The theme of thie year’s day is #BalanceForBetter, in a campaign that runs year-round, not just on Friday, March 8th. #BalanceForBetter pushes the balance of gender in business.

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A social media call to action to strike a #BalanceForBetter pose with the palm of both hands pointed towards the sky in a “hands out” stance is suggested to show solidarity with the movement.

News 8 is also looking to feature the inspirational woman in your life! Submit a photo of the woman who has made a difference to you, along with her name and town and the photo may be featured on-air or online. Use our ReportIt! feature to send us the photo or by tagging on social media with #WomenOfConnecticut.

Join News 8 for a televised special of Celebrating Women on March 23, 2019 as we reflect on Women’s History month.