In celebration of International Women's Day, we here at LineZero and our sister company, ProServeIT, got together and created this pledge video. Many of us thought about what our pledges should be for this year's International Women's Day whose theme is #BreakTheBias. It was so inspiring and emotional to hear everyone's pledge and their passion to break the bias. Here is the video:
In addition to our own pledges, Every year, in celebration of International Women's Day, we support a nonprofit organization who supports women and gender equity by interviewing and sharing their inspiring stories with our communities. This year, I had the honour to interview Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion.
We learned about their mission through our sister company, ProServeIT's annual event, #Empower, which is a full-day, virtual event designed specifically for nonprofits and charities. It is our biggest give-back initiative given that the full-day conference pass is completely complimentary. #Empower2022 took place in January and the Support After Abortion team reached out to us to be part of the event as one of our partners.
During the course of the event preparation, we learned about their important work in detail and were touched and inspired by their story and dedication to their mission. We didn't have to think twice to choose their story to showcase in celebration of International Women's Day 2022.
Rapid technological advancement and its impact, both good and bad; social injustice; environmental disasters; the pandemic; warfare - given all of these happening all around us, lately I've been thinking a lot about what it really means to be human. And I had an "aha!" moment during my fireside chat with Lisa.
Pain + Perspective = Purpose
Doesn't this equation say so much about being human? We go through physical and emotional pain as long as we are alive. We are however still capable of having our personal perspective instead of giving in and giving up. And from there our purpose is born.
It was such an honour to spend time with Lisa. We absolutely cheer for her and Support After Abortion’s mission. Here is our chat in video format. For the whole transcript of our interview, we invite you to check out this blog: https://www.proserveit.com/blog/international-womens-day-chat-lisa-rowe