Today is the 108th anniversary of International Women’s Day

Who runs the motha f***ing world?

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International's Women's Day is 108 years old (Fortune). Don't be fooled. This day of empowerment is not a new 'thing' derived from the current heated political atmosphere. Women have been protesting for peace and equality for a long damn time. Why? Because we are powerful and unstoppable people and will not stop until we get what we want and deserve. 100 years ago, in Saint's Petersburg, our women empowerment predecessors took to the streets to march for the end of World War I, in search of "Bread and Peace." Three things we are fans of: #bread #peace #empowerment.

All jokes aside (yes we love bread), let's be honest. Being a woman is HARD. Like the last 5 miles of a marathon hard. An absolutely worthy century long+ marathon.

Fit Approach | IWD | Sources below.
Fit Approach | IWD | Sources below.

One of our mantras at Fit Approach, Flex & Flow, and #SweatPink is forward progress, always. That is why on August 5-6 we are hosting the first ever women's festival in the Bay Area. Join us for a weekend of sweat, community, yoga, and women empowerment.

Tell you favorite woman why she inspires, empowers, and motivates you today!

Stay sweaty. Stay empowered. KEEP ON CLIMBING.

SOURCES:

  • On January 21, 2017 over 3 million people all over the world marched for WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Mic drop. 3 million people!
  • Between 2004 and 2016, the gender pay gap has only increased a mere 2% from 76cents to 78cents of our male counterparts pay...we've got work to do!
  • Women own over 36% of small businesses (30% increase since 2007)!
  • The percentage of women married by age 15 in Southern Asia is 16.33%. Take it to the streets and advocate for our sisters, ladies!
  • Women work longer hours per day than men...& unpaid hours at that: 2.25 hour to be exact. 
  • Women make up 51% of the United States population. We have the power in numbers!
  • In the U.S., 14% of women are in executive committees. 
  • Women speak an average of 20,000 words per day...13,000 more than men. This is a great thing. Keep up the interruptions.
  • Annie Edson Taylor, a school teacher from Michigan, was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. SLAY.
  • In 1926, American Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. GIRL BOSS.
  • In 2015, the NFL announced the hiring of the league's first female full-time official, Sarah Thomas. Forward progress in the MOST male dominant industry.
  • On July 26, 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton makes history when she secures the presidential nomination, becoming the first U.S. woman to lead the ticket of a major party.

Becky Stifter

Becky Stifter

Fit Approach BizDev. Marathon Runner. Yogi. Kale, Coffee, and Chocolate Addict. Adventure Seeker. Branding Guru. Alpha Delta Pi and UC Berkeley Alumna. University of Denver Law Student. Group Exercise Instructor. TheSkimm Ambassador.

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