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A surge of women in the US have left the workforce this past year amid services-industry setbacks and to care for children whose school or day care closed during the pandemic. In this file picture, The Fearless Girl Statue is seen on Wall Street in New York. (AFP)

Women to give $20 trillion boost to global economic growth by 2050

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:07 PM IST
The study is the latest evidence underscoring that closing labor-market gender gaps is crucial for the economy as it recovers from the pandemic -- and beyond.
Twinkle Khanna has some 'sage advice' this Women's Day.
Twinkle Khanna has some 'sage advice' this Women's Day.

Twinkle bats for Women’s Day every day: 'Have a slice of cake, drink some wine'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:48 PM IST
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Twinkle Khanna advocated celebrating every day, making the most of life before the inevitable end as a 'bag of bones'.
Anushka Sharma's Mother's Day post is about mothers.
Anushka Sharma's Mother's Day post is about mothers.

Baby Anushka Sharma cuts a birthday cake in special Women's Day post for mom

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:39 PM IST
  • Actor Anushka Sharma shared a post on mothers on the occasion of International Women's Day. She said that 'strong' and 'resilient ones' need to be celebrated.
Harris's election as the first female US vice president last year was a significant boost for efforts to boost women's political representation and help young women see themselves in top jobs. (Reuters)
Harris's election as the first female US vice president last year was a significant boost for efforts to boost women's political representation and help young women see themselves in top jobs. (Reuters)

Close to 90% of Americans feel a woman could become US president by 2030

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Monday's poll findings follow a warning last week that despite recent high-profile appointments of women globally, wider progress towards equality in political representation and other key areas is faltering.
Women's Day 2021: SA's first female Black helicopter pilot breaks barriers(Twitter/AidaMSykes)
Women's Day 2021: SA's first female Black helicopter pilot breaks barriers(Twitter/AidaMSykes)

Women's Day 2021: SA's first female Black helicopter pilot breaks barriers

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Read on the inspiring story of South Africa's first female Black helicopter pilot, Refilwe Ledwaba, who broke the race and gender barriers and teaches others to bust the glass ceiling on Women's Day 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses through video conference, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses through video conference, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi goes shopping online, tweets list. He wanted to send a message to women

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked Women's Day and said,"Today, I bought a few products that celebrate women enterprise, creativity and India’s culture."
Amitabh Bachchan celebrated all the women in his life on Women's Day.
Amitabh Bachchan celebrated all the women in his life on Women's Day.

Amitabh dedicates Women's Day post to all his beloved women in the family

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:58 PM IST
  • Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to wish all his fans on International Women's Day. He also said everyday was Women's Day, in his eyes.
Chief Minister of West Bengal state and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee.(AP)
Chief Minister of West Bengal state and Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee.(AP)

News updates from HT: Mamata Banerjee to hold foot march in Kolkata

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:11 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
International Women’s Day 2021: The image shows a still taken from the video shared by Smriti Irani.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
International Women’s Day 2021: The image shows a still taken from the video shared by Smriti Irani.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)

International Women’s Day 2021: Smriti Irani thanks women with this special post

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:51 AM IST
International Women’s Day 2021: Smriti Irani's post prompted people to share appreciative comments.
The women protesters arrive at Tikri border near Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
The women protesters arrive at Tikri border near Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Women protesters join ongoing stir demanding repeal of 'black laws'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:38 AM IST
The Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the protest, said it expects 15,000 women protesters at Tikri and 4,000 at Singhu on Monday. The women are coming to protest sites new Delhi on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)

International Women's Day: Punjab lines up 8 schemes aimed at female empowerment

ANI | | Posted by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 10:38 AM IST
The International Women's Day, on March 8 every year, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Intricacies during pregnancy connected to higher risk of death(Unsplash)
Intricacies during pregnancy connected to higher risk of death(Unsplash)

Women can be fired for pregnancy in 28 nations, says World Bank’s Reinhart

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:54 AM IST
The pandemic has contributed to an increase in violence against women and is reinforcing gender inequality in many countries, with women on average having roughly three-quarters of the legal rights of men, according to the World Bank.
A nurse carries coolers with vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 as elderly people are being inoculated. (AFP Photo )
A nurse carries coolers with vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 as elderly people are being inoculated. (AFP Photo )

A crisis with a woman’s face

By Antonio Guterres
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 06:49 AM IST
Women are 24 per cent more vulnerable to losing their jobs and suffering steeper falls in income. The gender pay gap, already high, has widened, including in the health sector.
Samantha Akkineni shares post on women empowerment(Instagram/ samantharuthprabhuoffl)
Samantha Akkineni shares post on women empowerment(Instagram/ samantharuthprabhuoffl)

Women's Day: Samantha Akkineni urges fellow females to never settle for less

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • Samantha Akkineni recently took to her Instagram account and penned a powerful note for International Women's Day. The actor asked fellow women to know their worth and never settle for less.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was seen lit up ahead of International Women's Day(ANI Twitter)
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus was seen lit up ahead of International Women's Day(ANI Twitter)

International Women's Day: Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus lights up

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:14 AM IST
International Women's Day is observed every year on March 8 in order to create awareness about women's issues.
Bada Imambara(UP Tourism)
Bada Imambara(UP Tourism)

Free entry for women at Lucknow's historical monuments on Women's day

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 08:37 PM IST
  • "On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8, women will be given free entry to Chhota Imambara, Bada Imambara and Picture Gallery in the city," the notification read.
Women's Day: Reese Witherspoon shares this ‘illuminating’ book as her March pick(Instagram/reesewitherspoon)
Women's Day: Reese Witherspoon shares this ‘illuminating’ book as her March pick(Instagram/reesewitherspoon)

Women's Day: Reese Witherspoon shares this ‘illuminating’ book as her March pick

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Ahead of Women’s Day 2021, Hollywood actor Reese Witherspoon shares an ‘exceptionally powerful and illuminating’ book as her March pick after launching a free app for her book club which celebrates ‘diverse voices that put women at the center of their stories’
Priyanka Chopra shares her favourite books by women authors(Instagram/priyankachopra)
Priyanka Chopra shares her favourite books by women authors(Instagram/priyankachopra)

Women's History Month: Priyanka Chopra shares favourite books by female authors

By Nishtha Grover, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra recently took to her Instagram stories and shared a few of her favourite books written by female authors in celebration of Women's History Month. Check out the list here:
Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman President of the INC, the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India.(Twitter: @INCIndia)
Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman President of the INC, the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India.(Twitter: @INCIndia)

National Women's Day 2021: Political leaders remember Sarojini Naidu

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anjali, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Some of her prolific literary works are Golden Threshold, The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death, and the Spring, The Broken Wing: Songs of Love.
“To promote Gormati art, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only encouraged us but also helped us financially,” Pawar shared.(Twitter)
“To promote Gormati art, Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only encouraged us but also helped us financially,” Pawar shared.(Twitter)

Women’s Day 2020: Woman from rural Maharashtra gets chance to promote Gormati art through PM’s social media accounts

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 04:03 PM IST
Vijaya Pawar has been instrumental in preserving and continuing the handicrafts of the Banjara community of rural Maharashtra.
Shah said that women, time and again, have “played a defining role in shaping and nurturing our society”.(ANI)
Shah said that women, time and again, have “played a defining role in shaping and nurturing our society”.(ANI)

Display of Indian women ruling the world: Amit Shah hails Women’s cricket team for playing in T20 finals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Earlier in the day, Shah said that he bows down to the “Naari-Shakti”. Shah’s remarks came on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020.
“We need to show people with disabilities as role models instead of showing them as weak and dependent,” read Iyer’s post on PM’s social media account.(Twitter/@MalvikaIyer)
“We need to show people with disabilities as role models instead of showing them as weak and dependent,” read Iyer’s post on PM’s social media account.(Twitter/@MalvikaIyer)

Women’s Day 2020: Disability activist takes on PM’s social media account, urges youth to change their mindset

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The second woman achiever to take on Prime Minister’s social media accounts on the occasion of Women’s Day was Malvika Iyer who survived a gruesome bomb blast at the age of 13.
“Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India,” Mohandoss tweeted from PM’s social media account on Women’s Day.(Twitter/@snehamohandoss)
“Inspired by my mother, who instilled the habit of feeding the homeless, I started this initiative called Foodbank India,” Mohandoss tweeted from PM’s social media account on Women’s Day.(Twitter/@snehamohandoss)

Women’s Day 2020- Contribute to a hunger-free planet: Chennai woman shares story on PM Modi’s social media account

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Mohandoss is the founder of FoodBank-India, an initiative to fight against hunger.
Last year, Air India had flown 12 international flights as well as 40-plus domestic flights with an all-women crew on Women’s Day.(Sattish Bate/HT Photo)
Last year, Air India had flown 12 international flights as well as 40-plus domestic flights with an all-women crew on Women’s Day.(Sattish Bate/HT Photo)

On Women’s Day, Air India’s all-women crew to fly 52 flights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Air India is perhaps the only single airline to operate so many domestic and international flights, operated and supported by women employees, according to a statement.
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)
Art direction: Amit Malik; Make-up and hair: Artistry by Anjali Jain; (clockwise from top left) Satya Dewan, 19, and Usha Trikha, 73; Uma Bahl, 81, and Avantika Sinha, 27, with Malibu, 4; Leewana Nanda, 16, Sudha Murgai, 72; Madhu Sabarwal, 72, and Akanksha Dean, 23; Sudesh Saihgal, 78, and Tanya, 23; Prabha Singh, 84, and Avshreya Rudy, 28(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Celebrating Women’s Day with grandmothers and granddaughters

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh and Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Generation gap be damned! 6 set of grandmums and granddaughters swap wardrobes and trade life lessons
Soon after the PM’s tweet, the political reactions came thick and fast. Leading the Congress charge was former party chief Rahul Gandhi, who with 12.2 million followers is far behind the PM’s 53.3 million followers on Twitter.(AFP)
Soon after the PM’s tweet, the political reactions came thick and fast. Leading the Congress charge was former party chief Rahul Gandhi, who with 12.2 million followers is far behind the PM’s 53.3 million followers on Twitter.(AFP)

PM Modi not logging out of social media. It’s a special plan for Women’s Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Within minutes of the PM Modi’s tweet on Monday evening, “No sir” became a top trend on Twitter with nearly 50,000 replies to his two-line post by his thousands of followers.
Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar celebrated Women’s Day with biker women and books.
Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar celebrated Women’s Day with biker women and books.

Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar celebrates Women’s Day in two very different ways. Check out their posts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar shared special social media posts on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day(HT)
International Women’s Day(HT)

Women’s Day: They said no to child marriage, pursued academics

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 01:09 PM IST
Happy Women’s Day: For them, education is the first priority. They said no to child marriage and preferred her academics over marriage.
It’s important to teach girls to be their full selves and not to just make themselves likeable(Shutterstock)
It’s important to teach girls to be their full selves and not to just make themselves likeable(Shutterstock)

Women’s Day for feminists: Here’s to women owning their days and nights

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 09:36 PM IST
It’s liberating to drop the mask of being shiny, happy people at all times
DELIVERING AT YOUR DOORSTEP: Pooja Rani, Sunita, Prabhjot Kaur and Bhupinder Kaur deliver food in the city.(Keshav Singh/HT)
DELIVERING AT YOUR DOORSTEP: Pooja Rani, Sunita, Prabhjot Kaur and Bhupinder Kaur deliver food in the city.(Keshav Singh/HT)

International Women’s Day: Women on the go, an unstoppable force

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Team HT
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2018 12:38 PM IST
On International Women’s Day, we bring to you real stories of real women who have shown ingenuity, courage and drive to succeed. They have not just challenged conventional notions but soared way above them to build fulfilling lives for themselves.
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