International Women's Day

International Womens day originally called International Working Womens Day is marked on the 8th March every year.

Originally started as a Socialist political event in primarily Eastern Europe,Russia and the former Soviet bloc,the day has now lost its political flavour with different regions focusing the days celebrations on respect,appreciation and love towards women, too a celebration of womens economic,political and social achievements.

Mary Barra, new CEO of US carmaker General Motors. Photo: AFP

More women needed in the boardroom

The biggest movers on Forbes magazine's latest annual list of the world's richest people were women, who lifted their representation by 20 per cent from 138 to a record 172, compared with a 14 per cent rise in the overall number to 1,645.