March is a very special month for mothers and women worldwide. During this month, most countries celebrate mother’s day and International women’s day. To celebrate this, Brief Essentials is launching the #PowerWithin campaign. This campaign will feature voices of women who recognize the #PowerWithin and have used and are using that power to Make a Difference – in their communities, homes and businesses.
The #PowerWithin campaign is 2-pronged. On one part, it celebrates the voices and stories of women in Nigeria and worldwide and on the other part it is call to others to recognise that real progress begins the moment we realise that there is so much more within us to make a difference. It is indeed true, that great things begin on the inside – If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends; if the same egg is broken by an inside force, life begins. This summarizes what “Power Within” is. The mind is really powerful and it is important that we hold a positive focus if we want to attract opportunities and succeed in life.
Power Within is call to all women to never underestimate the power that is within. It represents the voices of women who, despite the struggles, challenges and obstacles around them, have gone ahead to create the life they want through positive thoughts and positive actions. We will be sharing true stories and quotes from women globally throughout the month of March.
Never underestimate the power that is, and has always been within you.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Press for Progress. There is no better time than now to indeed press for progress to increase access to and create more opportunities for women globally. I believe we can only #PressforProgress when we realize that real progress starts the moment we come to terms with our most important ally – ourselves and thereby embrace the power that’s within us.
We have to realise that we are special, talented, beautiful, creative and we have to strive to accomplish something greater than ourselves.
I believe we can only #PressforProgress when we realize that real progress starts the moment we come to terms with our most important ally – ourselves and thereby embrace the power that’s within us.
Are you a woman? You too can join in by sharing your voice. You ask, how? Please send an email containing:
- A personal quote, story (not more than 2 succinct paragraphs), mantra, icebreaker that relates to the theme #PowerWithin or that shows how you have used the #PowerWithin to #PressforProgress, or make a difference or become a better version of yourself;
- and a portrait of yourself.
- The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your posters and stories will be shared across our social media platforms @briefessentials and @_thebriefng and on our website all through the month of March.
Here’s to making a difference and inspiring someone to recognise the #PowerWithin and to #PressforProgress.
In the meantime, click here to get inspired by the words and stories from women worldwide!