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International Women's Day: Women who Inspire

Posted on 05 March 2015

March 8 marks the annual International Women’s Day, a century-old celebration of women’s achievements in equality rights and empowerment. To honour beautiful and bold women, we want to share with you 6 encouraging quotes from famous female change-makers. 
Nellie McClung, Canadian Feminist, Politician, and Social Activist. McClung was part of the social and moral reform movements in the early 1900s in Western Canada.
Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Activist for Girls’ Education. The youngest Nobel Prize laureate to date, Malala is an outspoken activist for human rights and education for women.
Elizabeth May, Environmental lawyer and lobbyist. May is known for being the current leader of the Green Party of Canada.
Maya Angelou, American Civil Rights Activist. Angelou was a respected advocate and writer for women’s rights and racial equality in the United States.
Deepa Mehta, Canadian Film Director. Mehta is known for her films, Elements Trilogy.
She was also awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour for the performing arts.
Ayn Rand, American Novelist, Playwright. Rand was known as a political activist in the United States and her achievements in literature.
LNBF is giving out a $500 grant to recognize an outstanding female who has made a significant contribution to the community through a green community-based initiative or a passion project that demonstrates great leadership (fabulous ideas like fabricating an eco fashion line, running a sustainable homeless shelter, a reforestation project or creation of an artwork that uses recycled materials).
 
Applying is easy! Submit a short 250 word essay, a resume and a picture. For more information, visit http://lnbf.ca/pages/lnbf-earth-award. Applications close on April 10th and the winner will be announced on Earth Day April 22nd.

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