By Nigerian Ambassador Ade Adefuye - 03/08/14 10:00 AM EST
We cannot forget the barriers that women had to overcome and we must celebrate what women have accomplished throughout our history. It is our duty to remember that everyone must continue to help, mentor and teach future generations of women as they embark upon life’s challenges and obstacles.
As we all say thank you, the public cannot rest on the laurels of the achievements of past generations of women. Instead we all must remember their achievements while progressing forward.
Since 1911, International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world and much progress has been made, but everyone can still do much more and make sure that the next generation of women grow up with a fuller reach to impact their world and reach their potential.
Today we celebrate, acknowledge and honor women who are making strides, breaking glass ceilings and achieving great things and working together to inspire change.
We cannot forget the barriers that women had to overcome and we must celebrate what women have accomplished throughout history and what they will accomplish today as well as what they will accomplish in the future.
Adefuye is the Nigerian ambassador to the United States and recipient of the 2014 King Legacy Award For International Service.