8 March - International Women's Day

8 March - International Women's Day blog
04 Mar

8 March - International Women's Day

8 March: 10 powerful role models



Who run the world?



Fragile creatures with incredible strength. Gentle, caring hearts. They are the keepers of the hearth. Envelop everyone with warmth, tenderness and affection. They delight with their attractiveness and femininity. Women are emotional and sensitive. They are open, have great sincerity. Reveal their soul, always smile. Kindness and responsiveness overwhelm them, and the ability to empathize makes them as refined as flowers.


Nature has endowed women with more than one face. Defenselessness bordering on unbridled force. They are mysterious, have huge wisdom. Independent and can stand up for themselves. Their wings cover loved ones and protect them from danger and adversity. Women cope with burdensome and painful moments. Their emotions are like a vessel: they reach the edge, but do not pour out of it. Beauty queens in critical situations keep everything under control, remain positive, and are not afraid to take risks. A woman's power lies in testing their limits. They are equally ready for new experiences, allow themselves to study from their own mistakes, and mostly rely on lessons to which they will apply their own courage. Learn to trust themselves where no one believes them.


Beautiful creations have possessed vigor throughout the life of mankind. They achieved heights, changed the foundations of life, even influenced the course of history. Inspired and made revolutions in various fields. Volition and the character of such one mighty woman became the impetus for the establishment of multinational holiday in honor of the female half of humanity.



International Women's Day


It wasn't the spring celebration initially. The roots go back to the 20th century. On February 28, 1908, a rally was held in New York with 15 thousand women. The initiator of this march was the Democratic organization. The reason was the desire of women to get equal rights with men (mainly labor), as well as to have the opportunity to participate in elections.


 A year later it was instituted a national female date. It was celebrated from 1909 to 1913 on the last Sunday of February. Clara Zetkin became an iconic figure. She was a well-known activist originally from Germany. At the conference on 27 August 1910 at Copenhagen she made a proposal to establish a women's day common for all nations. It was an opportunity to draw public attention to ladies' issues through mass marches. This day was first celebrated on March 19, 1911. Eight countries simultaneously honored the beauty of the universe on 8 March 1914.


In Turkiye feminine lives have changed thanks to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. He strongly supported emancipation. Turkish women received the right to vote. They were able to be elected to municipalities and parliament themselves. In the mid-1930s the first female judge appeared in the country. Eighteen deputies were elected to the National Assembly. It was allowed to study at universities. More and more women became modern.


They stopped being just mothers and housewives. State activity, science, space, art, medicine, military affairs. Mental force and the desire to improve everything around made women the object of ideological inspiration. People imitate them. They influenced the development of history and became outstanding personalities of the planet.



“Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women”


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk



10 great female heroes



Maria Curie


The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, in Physics, and with her later win, in Chemistry. She became the first person to claim Nobel honors twice. Her efforts with her husband Pierre led to the discovery of polonium and radium. She championed the development of X-rays. The famed scientist died in 1934 of aplastic anemia likely caused by exposure to radiation.



Dorothy Hodgkin


Hodgkin’s most significant scientific contributions were the determination of the structures of penicillin, insulin, and vitamin B12. In 1964 she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances. She was the third woman ever to win the prize in chemistry.



Frida Kahlo


She was the greatest artist who began painting mostly self-portraits after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married the artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954. She is still admired as a feminist icon.



Rosa Parks


 Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist. She refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation.



Helen Keller


American educator Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians. She was co-founder of the ACLU, nation’s guardian of liberty.



Hurrem Sultan


She was the favorite concubine, chief consort and legal wife of Suleiman the Magnificent. Сhief political adviser of padisah, philanthropist. She built two Quranic schools, fountains, several mosques and a women's hospital. In 1552, she founded a public canteen in Jerusalem to feed 500 poor and needy people twice a day.



Halide Edib Adıvar


She was Turkish writer, scholar and public figure dedicated to the rights of women and their emancipation. She attempted to analyze the rapid transition of Turkish society and to depict the deep-seated conflict the society faced through the clash between Eastern and Western culture. She worked a lot with Mustafa Kemal Ataturk for creating new Republic of Türkiye.



Valentina Tereshkova


Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman on the planet to go into cosmos on June 16, 1963 on the Vostok-6 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. She was the only woman in the world to have completed a space mission on her own. She flew around the Earth 48 times.



Coco Chanel


Fashion designer Coco Chanel is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. In the 1920s, she presented her first perfume and eventually introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress, with an emphasis on making clothes that were more comfortable for women.



Zaha Hadid


Iraqi-born British architect known for her radical deconstructivist designs. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She made her style recognizable all over the world. She did not try to fit architecture into the space, she created this space herself and always went beyond the generally accepted.





Every woman is unique. She's like a flame that ignites everything around. As an engine, thanks to which life does not stop. Women inspire. They amaze with their courage and genius. They are admired. We invite everyone who is happy with the presence of women to Antalya Kaleiçi Alp Paşa Hotel to celebrate the 8 March International Women's Day.


It is good that you are in our lives; we love you so much. ❤️