March 8th marks #InternationalWomensDay
On this day, we take the time to recognize the major contributions to our society that women have made, both in the past and in the present. We must also look to the future, and learn from the lessons of the past to empower and bolster the opportunities for all girls and women to reach and exceed their full potential.
In the most recent budget, we made special recognition in funding and our messaging to increase the opportunities for women to create and sustain an equal society. I am proud to be part of a feminist government that is showing the world how true diversity and equal opportunities can be achieved, but, of course, more can always be done.
For today, I give thanks and praise to the women in our community and across the world who have been leaders, trailblazers, game changers and inspirations.