In honor of International Women's Day 2019, we're celebrating the young women who participate in cultural exchange with Spirit and our partners. Keep reading to learn more about this special day and watch our International Women's Day video.
According to the International Women's Day website, this is "a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity."
With the help of our international partners and U.S.-based Host Companies, we at Spirit are committed to bringing cultural exchange to young women around the world. We're proud to provide these women experiences that will transform them into the world's future leaders, teachers, and creators.
Participating in cultural exchange programs empowers young women, providing them with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.
At Spirit, more than half of our participants are female, and each year we help many young women take part in the training opportunities of their dreams in a number of professional environments. Many of them excel in fields that have traditionally been dominated by men.
We look forward to a future, more gender-balanced world where women have the opportunity to contribute fully in creating a "spirit" of international peace and understanding.
Click here to watch our video celebrating what cultural exchange means to women.