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International Women’s Day


At Sagora Senior Living we are constantly creating new experiences to engage our residents and find exciting ways to showcase our amazing communities and how we truly embrace each moment we create together! March is Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day. From our residents to our community team members to our home office, we are dedicated to supporting the amazing women that make up our Sagora Senior Living family!


Originally championed and founded by women, International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate women’s economic, political, and social advancements and highlight the steps that still need to be made to achieve gender parity. Held annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day grows every year, as women around the world pause to reflect and make plans for change, often wearing purple to symbolize justice and dignity and green for hope.


In February 1909, the foundations of International Women’s Day were laid in the form of a “Women’s Day” held in response to a large-scale New York City garment workers’ strike for better pay, shorter hours, improved working conditions, and voting rights. Originally a national day marked in the USA, the idea quickly turned international. It was first adopted by European countries after, at the International Conference of Working Women in Denmark in 1910, German socialist Clara Zetkin proposed the idea of a permanent day in the calendar year during which women could make their voices heard. The first international day was celebrated in 1911, though the March 8 date we know would not be set until during World War 1. Celebrated and formalized by the United Nations in 1975, each year the UN now adopts a theme as a way to highlight a specific issue and focus attention.


International Women’s Day is an official holiday in a number of places and widely observed in many more. Depending on where you are, celebrations range from the giving and receiving of gifts to political demonstrations and gatherings. While International Women’s Day is not an official holiday in the United States, the month of March is known as Women’s History Month; a period of time to call attention to women’s achievements throughout history both past and contemporary. On March 8th itself, capital cities host rallies, conferences, and business events bringing together conversation and thought leadership around the topic.


Sagora Senior Living is celebrating International Women’s Day by honoring the accomplishments and contributions that women have made in our society. Sagora understands the importance of a diverse, equitable society where people are free to be themselves, regardless of race or gender. We value diversity, and our team reflects the makeup of our communities and our industry – one that includes a significant amount of female representation. In a nation where females hold just one-third of executive and leadership roles, we’ve bucked the trend, with females holding a majority of these positions here at Sagora.


At Sagora Senior Living we celebrate the women in our world in a big way and this starts with our senior leadership. In 2023 our President, Bryan McCaleb, was recognized as a “Women in Leadership (WIL) Champion.” He is a role model for those in leadership positions who want to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace. We lift up women in the workplace and when men in leadership positions advocate and show support for women, organizational cultures change! We value the contributions of our amazing female team members. Without them, there would be no Sagora Senior Living. We are so happy to be a workplace that values diversity and is always looking for new ways to bring new ideas and new ways of doing things to the table.


Throughout the month of March, but especially today on International Women’s Day, we encourage you to be mindful and take time to appreciate the women in your life. Acknowledge and express gratitude to the women who’ve made a positive impact on you. This could be through a heartfelt message, or simply spending quality time with them. We are all shaped by the influence women have on our lives and today is a wonderful day to share a little extra gratitude and raise them up!


To learn more about the Sagora experience, tour your local community today! We are proud to play a vital role in helping seniors live longer and the best life possible. With 62 communities in 12 different states, Sagora Senior Living offers seniors the chance to live in active, social communities where they can thrive on a daily basis.


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