Ashley celebrates International Women’s Day!
Here at HoloAsh, we feel strongly about playing our part for more equality and inclusion in the world. Our app, Ashley, is driven by one goal: empowering our users. And we know empowered women empower everyone.
We enjoyed participating last Saturday at the SoGal Global Summit, organized to promote female entrepreneurs. We were so impressed by all the females behind incredible ventures to make women’s needs heard. Keynote speech given by Pocket Sun, SoGal Ventures Managing Partner, highlighted how women have only been in the workforce for 50 years yet changed the world for so much better and how her venture fund is changing the face of venture capital by helping more investment go towards female founders. We loved being part of it!
In honor of International Women’s Day this year, we revisit the memory of inspirational women who changed the course of the world for better and who we feel grateful for.
Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and the world’s first computer programmer. Engaging more females in STEM and tech is an ongoing battle and we appreciate all those platforms like Girls Who Code.
Rosa Parks marked the history of civil rights movement in 1955, by refusing to give up her bus seat at the request of white man. She was arrested after this act. After her arrest, the African-Americans of Montgomery launched a movement to boycott the city buses after a long protest of 381 days, the court ruled in favor of Parks, ruling the racial segregation laws as unconstitutional.
She taught us “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She showed the world how women can be fierce, fearless and strong and inspired more female pilots to emerge. She taught us “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”
Marie Curie was the first woman professor and she won Nobel prize not only once but twice. It is thanks to her discoveries of two powerful elements, polonium and radium, that most cancers and other illnesses are now potentially curable today. She taught us “Nothing in life is to be feared but to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we can fear less”.
Malala Yousafzai survived an attack by terrorist organization, Taliban, when she refused to give up on her education. Malala risked her life to be able to get an education in a political climate suppressing this right to girls in her home country, Afghanistan. She won the Nobel Prize for peace in 2014 and she has been an inspiration to girls all across the world.
And finally, our female users, yes, you getting up every day, working hard, studying hard and showing the world how women are shaping our world for the better. We recognize and applaud your strength and resilience.
We wish you a happy International Women’s Day!