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Episode 66: International Women’s Day

March is Woman’s History Month, and last week, the world came together to celebrate International Women’s Day and all the talented, determined, and compassionate women in our lives. During Women’s History Month, we commemorate the extraordinary, inspiring, and lasting impact woman have left on society. Today, Danielle Bagdzinski and Abbie Lohrmann of Cg’s marketing and recruitment team, are going to discuss the origin and history behind International Women’s Day, this year’s theme, who inspires them, and much more.

Overview of International Women’s Day:

Danielle Bagdzinski kicks off the discussion by providing a brief overview of International Women’s Day. Originating more than a century ago, this globally recognized day celebrates the achievements of women while advocating for positive change and gender equality. Abbie Lohrmann further elaborates on the theme of the past year’s International Women’s Day, “Inspire Inclusion,” emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and calling out inequalities faced by women worldwide.

Celebrating Women’s History Month:

Moving on to Women’s History Month, Danielle highlights its significance in honoring women’s contributions to society, both historically and in the contemporary context. She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the challenges women face while striving for gender equality and suggests various ways individuals can get involved and celebrate, such as supporting women-owned businesses and educating oneself on women’s issues.

Women in the Accounting Field:

As professionals in the accounting field, Abbie provides insights into the current landscape for women. While women make up a significant portion of positions in accounting and auditing, there’s still progress to be made in achieving leadership roles. However, Abbie proudly
mentions Cg Tax, Audit and Advisory’s recent appointment of its first female managing director, highlighting the firm’s commitment to gender diversity and inclusion.

Fun Facts and Inspirational Figures:

Abbie shares some fascinating insights into inventions by women that we often take for granted in our daily lives. From paper bags to disposable diapers and even the dishwasher, women have contributed immensely to modern conveniences. Additionally, both guests reflect on inspirational figures in their lives, including family members and colleagues, who have paved the way for their success and continue to inspire them daily.

Reflections on Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day:

Danielle and Abbie express their personal takeaways from Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. For Danielle, it symbolizes hope and a reminder of the ongoing efforts needed to achieve gender equality. Abbie reflects on the sacrifices made by past generations of women and emphasizes the importance of gratitude and appreciation for their contributions.

Favorite Quotes and Empowerment:

The conversation delves into favorite quotes from female authors, with Abbie highlighting the empowering message of believing in oneself, while Danielle emphasizes the importance of empowered women lifting each other up. They both stress the significance of mentorship and support in fostering the success of future generations of women.

Overcoming Challenges in the Workspace:

In a candid moment, Danielle reflects on her journey in the professional world, sharing personal experiences of navigating challenges and staying true to herself. She emphasizes the importance of authenticity and celebrates the supportive culture at Cg Tax, Audit and Advisory, where individuality is embraced and celebrated.

In commemorating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, let us continue to honor the trailblazers who have paved the way for progress and advocate for a future where every woman has the opportunity to thrive. For more information on International Women’s Day check out internationalwomensday.com.

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