Start Local |Women’s Week (International Womens Day)

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Tea Tales and Travels will be giving you a week’s worth of content promoting content, beauty products, film, TV, podcasts, books and much more created by women in Women’s Week. If there are any amazing women out there you’d Ike to see featured, please let us know in the comments and we will try to include them.

IWD is all about celebrating women’s rights and lifting each other up, supporting each other and reminding ourselves the road to equality is still rocky and being built in places. The longer we walk, the faster people have to incorporate change and build those roads. Women are 50% of the worlds human resources and commodities. Now we are working harder and earning more (just not as much as men) businesses are slowly realising they have a whole new powerful, money making market to tap into- and not just for sanitary towels and floor cleaners.

Every dollar a woman spends can be correlated to faster economic growth (up to 50%) in some countries according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)¹. The same research also mentions more women on diversity boards and leadership roles led to better, more attractive business in the long term. So why not use the time and money we’ve worked hard for and invest it in women offering the same things we buy or do anyway and help your little part of the world grow in a more meaningful way?

Just like our body is trillions of cells making decisions to achieve an equilibrium within us. So too should our everyday decisions and actions strive to create an equilibrium in our part of the world. Our choices directly, and indirectly, impact our immediate surroundings and those around us.

We all know buying from local business’ brings more to the area than a big chain and if we spend that money with women-led local business’, which are growing more than 28% in the UK², we can have an even bigger impact in our communities. Debbie Woskow for example (Founder of Love Home Swap), has taken the money she’s created from all of her companies and is investing it back in women through AllBright ‘which provides the funding and support to help female entrepreneurs start and scale businesses’³. Cool huh?

So being even just a little more considered as to where we put our resources can have a big impact on our communities, allow a small entrepreneurial Mum to inspire her kids, help a woman in a shelter keep their children fed and in school and create jobs in your area.

We’re going to kick off International Women’s Day tomorrow with podcasts. They’re free, quick, portable and an immediate way we can start supporting women you love. Please remember to like, comment and share if there are any women you think should feature in Women’s Week.

Over and Out,


1.Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship: Final Report to the MCM 2012. p. 17. See also, Klasen, S. and Lamanna, F. (2009), “The impact of gender inequality in education and employment on economic growth: New evidence for a panel of countries,” Feminist Economics, 15: 3, pp. 91-132 (as retrieved from UN Women, Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming economies, realizing rights Chapter 4, p. 199).
2, 3. Founders4Schools, Women-led businesses are driving force of the UK economy 2017. pg 8, pg 16.

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