As many of you know, International Women’s Day (IWD) is coming up this week. On Thursday, March 8th, people throughout the world unite in order to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In addition, IWD marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
As explained on its website, IWD “has been observed since the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.”
The theme for this year’s IWD is Press for Progress, a call-to-action designed to help accelerate the statistic that gender parity is over 200 years away. To learn more about the theme, which kicks off March 8th, visit their website, here.
Events will be held world-wide to celebrate, create dialogues and cultivate positive change. And while you can find events for cities across the world on the International Women’s Day site, I’ve created a round-up of some exciting things happening in Chicago.
CYCLEBAR Fulton Market has been rocking rides for a little over a month now and the Cyclestars are bringing it. From high-intensity performance rides to killer themed rides to being able to clear your mind in a connect ride and all of the classic rides in between there are so many ways to hop on a bike.
But how do you decide what class is right for you? I’ve ridden every type of class so you don’t have to. Unless you want to, in which case YASSS QUEEN (OR KING) take one of each!
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I had a constant case of wanderlust. Then again, I think just about everyone would be lying if they said they didn’t.
After years of putting off my trip because I didn’t want to take the time off work, I finally decided to take my biggest vacation in a long time: Taglit.
Few times in my life have I read a book and been moved. I can count them all on one hand: My Sister’s Keeper, The Power of Now, The Art of Fielding, and, now, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.
There’s something extra fun about going out for a date with your significant other in the summer. The gorgeous sunshine, not needing to carry around a bulky coat, being able to sit outside on a patio—what’s not to love? But going out all the time can start to break the bank if you’re not careful.
Luckily, there are so many great ways in Chicago to go out and have a romantic date without having to spend a fortune. Continue reading “Cheap Summer Date Ideas”
The other week I was in Vegas for a work conference. First off, let me tell you that traveling for a work conference is one of the most exhausting things I have ever done. From the hours of networking to the long days in high heels, I’ll probably be recovering for a week. And it didn’t help that I was there during a heat wave. I left the hotel no more than 3 times – twice to get in Ubers to dinner, and once at night to see the fountain at the Bellagio. Mind you it was 101 degrees out at 11:30pm.
But after my conference ended I wanted to stay in Vegas an extra day to treat myself to a show. After looking at some reviews and seeing what had tickets available, I opted for the Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soliel. Not only was I able to find a ticket, but I got myself a front row seat.
The movies in the park (and concerts, workouts, etc.) are some of my favorite things about summer in Chicago. They’re a perfect excuse to pack a picnic, grab some friends and head outside to enjoy a free night of entertainment. I admit that I have slacked a lot this summer at making it to these events, so when I saw that the West Loop was having their final movie of the summer I knew I had to check it out.