It’s International Women’s Month!!

This month I am going to be posting different posts about women, because it is International Women’s Day on March 8, and it’s International Women's Day, Woman Business owners aileen Brazeau, San Clemente CaNational Women’s Month all month long.

International Women’s Day has been observed since around 1909. The First National Woman’s Day was preceded by a March in 1908 of 15,000 women who overtook the streets of New York City. They demanded better pay, the right to vote and shorter hours. Don’t forget, in those days the work day was 12-14 hours, and women worked long hours in deplorable conditions, as did children.

By 1911 there had been a couple of International conference of Working women.  Women from 17 different countries attended and they voted to make an official worldwide International Women’s day each year, celebrated on the same day in every country.  From the International Womens Day Site:

1918 – 1999

Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women’s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women’s rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as ‘International Women’s Year‘ by the United Nations. Women’s organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women’s advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women’s equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.

2000 and beyond
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.”

While I would venture to say that many of the women in America don’t know the history of this day, and may not even celebrate it, they know that, like me, they have the option to build a business on their own if they are feeling stifled by what some employers have to offer them. As women we have to remember to value others, and sometimes we need to remind others to value us as well.

Happy International Women’s Day!!

Aileen Brazeau

San Clemente Villas

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What I Did On My Fourth of July Weekend!

Paul and I had a wonderful fun filled weekend this past Fourth of July. It started off with the annual water fight at the Dana Point Harbor, followed by fireworks also at the harbor. Friday it was back to work time, but the rest of the weekend held a party and time at the Hollywood Track where our horse Dark Timbers was racing. We hope you had a great time on your Fourth of July as well:

Here are some highlights of our weekend. Click here

 

 

Aileen Brazeau

San Clemente Villas

Assisted Living

 

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