International Women’s Day was created at a time when respect for women was not great. While it is better today, it is not where it could be. I wish we were in a world where the day was not necessary, a world where women were respected and treated as genuine equals in all business, in all homes and everywhere in the community, in pay, in leadership, in government … not because we have been told to live this way but because we choose to live this way. Until then, we have International Women’s Day to celebrate women and appreciate their contribution. Women of newsXpress, we thank you and appreciate you not only today but every day.