Skirt Supports #PressForProgress

International Women’s Day
 is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, which encourages women to challenge the status quo and press for positive change for women around the globe. The theme is symbolized by women pressing their hands forward. Here at skirt! our mission has always been to celebrate women’s achievements – to bring attention and visibility to those achievements and to those working to make a difference in the Charleston community.

Join us March 8 as we celebrate and support you – the women of Charleston and International Women’s Day. You’ll find International Women’s Day selfie cards on the back cover of the March issue of skirt! Grab your friends, hold one of these cards up proudly and take a photo. Tag @skirtcharleston and use the hashtags #skirtforIWD and #PressforProgress.

How will you #PressforProgress? The International Women’s Day campaign encourages you to consider taking some of the following actions. For more information about International Women’s Day, visit

I will #PressforProgress and:

Challenge stereotypes and bias

  • Question assumptions about women
  • Challenge statements that limit women
  • Always use inclusive language
  • Work to remove barriers to women’s progress
  • Buy from retailers who position women in positive ways

Forge positive visibility of women

  • Identify ways to make women more visible
  • Extend opportunities to women first
  • Assume women want opportunities until declined
  • Select women as spokespeople and leaders
  • Support visible women

Celebrate women’s achievements

  • Believe achievement comes in many forms
  • Value women’s individual and collective success
  • Ensure credit is given for women’s contributions
  • Celebrate women role models and their journeys
  • Support awards showcasing women’s success

Maintain a gender parity mindset

  • Question any lack of women’s participation
  • Identify alternatives that are more inclusive
  • Nominate women for opportunities
  • Always include and support women
  • Think “50/50” as the goal