international womens day

International Women's Day in Portugal

Today is Dia Internacional da Mulher, International Women’s Day! The theme this year is 'Press for Progress,' with celebrations, strikes, and marches occurring around the world. Progress is crucial in Portugal; a recent Eurostat report highlighted the work that needs to be done to increase income equality. However, advancements are clear as well. Later this month, Tomar will host the Women Economic Forum, with Portuguese women speaking to an international audience on the topic of ‘Women Dream Weavers.’ Yesterday’s report from the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs placed Portugal as the 6th top market for female entrepreneurship, as well as the country with the 10th highest percentage of women as business owners. These factors, as well as an increasing number of women in tertiary education, make it clear that Portuguese women are pressing for progress.

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Image via IWD