How will you #PressforProgress in 2018?

The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress.


Thanks to Karen Lee for a picture of the #pressforprogress wall.


With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away, there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and “press for progress.”

We asked our #girlbossyeg attendees, panelists and volunteers to share how they will “press for progress” in 2018 on a pink sticky note and place it on our #pressforprogress wall.

Here are some of the things that they said:

  1. “Advocating for intersectional equity in the workplace”

  2. “Always speak my truth”

  3. “Amplify her voice”

  4. “Calling people out for micro-aggressions against women”

  5. “Educate, agitate, organize”

  6. “Employ people fairly and have policies in place for accountability”

  7. “Leading the Graduate Students’ Association and show other women we can do this”

  8. “Make GBA+ a mandatory course in all the student groups I am part of”

  9. “Making sure every voice in company meetings are heard”

  10. “Share my experiences and bring other women up with me”

  11. “Smash the patriarchy”

  12. “Start a safe conversation”

  13. “Stop letting guys talk over me in class”

  14. “Stop suffering in silence”

  15. “Support and create safe spaces”

  16. “Support the minimum wage increase to $15/hr by speaking out”

  17. “Support women by offering encouragement and working with them not against them”


Minister of Service Alberta and Status of Women, the Honourable Stephanie McLean even participated in the #pressforprogress wall!

#girlbossyeg #pressforprogress #internationalwomensday