International Women’s Day Women+ Thread

Happy International Women’s Day, all!

I don’t have anything fancy today, but I couldn’t let it pass without putting something up.


Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:

☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.

☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading!

☮ Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis. 


Our suggested topic for the day is women who inspire. I had a lovely talk earlier from a woman exec in my company from New Zealand who was full of all kinds of inspirational bits (with the firm understanding that there is no one single solution for all women and that you can’t “lean in” 100% of the time.) So what is inspiring you today, Avocado ladies+?