What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you hear “International Women’s Day”? Celebration of women? Flowers? Romantic dinners? Well, as much as we love how this sounds, let’s not forget why this holiday is much more than a bouquet of flowers. The celebration of International Women’s Day started in 1909, in New York City, organized by the Socialist Party of America. It was a focal point in the movement for women’s rights, which included their right to vote and work.
Fast forward 111 years later, and there are not only women who are working professionals, but also who manage and own their own successful businesses all around the world, across different industries. Being one of these companies, Misahara especially appreciates the importance of empowering women and supporting those who struggle in pursuit of their professional careers, in an everlasting competitive environment.
It is for that reason that this year, Misahara has decided to take part in an amazing initiative by its longtime partner Pietra and contribute to the women in need. Pietra pietrastudio.com is selflessly donating 100% of sales proceeds on March 8th 2020 to a cause chosen by the company whose products are being sold on their website.
Misahara’s pick for IWD 2020 is a San Francisco based organization called “Dress for Success” whose aim is to offer long-lasting solutions that will enable women to break the cycle of poverty. They do so by offering career programs such as Suiting Program, Employment Retention and Job Training, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. Their movement started in 1997 from the basement of a church in Manhattan, and is now spread all over North America and then across the globe. You can check out their website at sanfrancisco.dressforsucces.org for more details on their story and mission.
Let’s take this holiday as a reminder that we’ve come a long way since 1900s, but never forget that there are still many women struggling out there, unable to make it in the professional world. By saying that, we humbly invite you to support our cause on the March 8th by purchasing one of our products on pietrastudio.com/designers/misahara where 100% of the sale proceeds will go to Dress for Success San Francisco.
Follow our @misaharajewelry and @shoppietra Instagram pages for more information and details! “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”