This month, the theme is about traveling. And so I wanted to share a story about a little teddy bear who is making the journey across the world to Kazakhstan, where many women there and all across the world are celebrating International Women's Day on March 8.
For some, it's like a combined Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, where men give thanks to the women in their lives. In some countries, it's to show how important women are to society.
I loved how in Italy, the men traditionally give yellow mimosas to their loved ones. And in Russia, yellow mimosas and chocolates.
In some countries, the women get to take the day off from work. We were talking about how many businesses here would be WAY understaffed if women were able to stay home for a day. :) And we were all for it!!!
I congratulate our sisters around the world, who have worked so hard to carve out a place in society. And I salute our own Sourcebooks' publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah, who is a shining example of what women can offer to the world, in a field where men so often dominate.
I'm grateful to the individual in Kazakhstan for reminding me of this, and wish all the best to those in countries all around the globe who will celebrate on this special day.
As we create our romance stories, the women are not wilting flowers who have no place in the world. They have goals and dreams that are every bit as important as the men in their lives. And in our stories, the men cherish and respect this.
So I salute the women of the world, and the men who love them.
If we celebrated an International Women's Day, what would make it special for you?
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."