National, March 07, 2018
From #AintNoCinderella to #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer, a single Tweet has the power to transform into a worldwide movement by helping women come together and find confidence in the community. This International Women's Day, Twitter India rallies support for women empowerment with a special emoji that launches with Hindi hashtags #महिलादिवस and #हमसेहैहिम्मत, a new #PositionOfStrength workshop with nonprofit organization Youth Ki Awaaz (@YouthKiAwaaz), and a women leaders panel hosted by Twitter's Asia Pacific Vice President, Maya Hari (@maya_hari) at FICCI FRAMES (@FICCI_India).
Twitter users across the world can join the celebration and Tweet with the emoji using the hashtags #IWD2018, #InternationalWomensDay, #WomensDay, #SheInspiresMe, #PositionOfStrength, #IndianWomenInHistory, #महिलादिवस, #हमसेहैहिम्मत, and #नारीशक्ति. The golden emoji is the gender symbol for females and an ode to the modern woman who is confident and expressive. The emoji will be active throughout the month of March.
The new #PositionOfStrength initiative returns to Delhi on 7th March 2018 partnering with nonprofit youth platform Youth Ki Awaaz (@YouthKiAwaaz). #PositionOfStrength is a movement to engage and empower women online while educating them on how to use Twitter as a platform to build a profile, have a voice, and create their own unique and influential personal brands. The latest #PositionOfStrength initiative will include a closed-door roundtable and a workshop with women leaders in policy.
Guest speakers participating in the #PositionOfStrength event in Delhi include: Meenakshi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi), Member of Parliament; Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind), Chairman Delhi Women for Women; Nistula Hebbar (@nistula), Political Journalist and Beena Pallical (@sitara1), Dalit Rights Activist. These women leaders will highlight how they use the platform in their personal as well as professional lives and provide their perspectives on how other women can use Twitter as a #ForceForGood. Twitter will also be live streaming the IWD 2018 #PositionOfStrength session from @YouthKiAwaaz from 5:00pm IST, March 7 and questions can be submitted by Tweeting with the #PositionOfStrength hashtag.
In addition, Twitter hosted a panel of women leaders in the media and entertainment industry at FICCI FRAMES (@FICCI_India) to discuss women empowerment and leadership in the digital era. The session which was live streamed on Twitter featured Director of Lipstick under my burkha Alankrita Shrivastava (@Alankrita601); Author of Face at the window Kiran Manral (@KiranManral); Executive Editor of Rolling Stones India, Nirmika Singh (@nirmika); and film producer and founder of IconicBot, Vishakha Singh (@vishakhasingh55).
"Twitter is the best place to see what's happening around the world and to talk about it. From #SheInspiresMe to #PositionOfStrength, we'd like to initiate the conversation around women empowerment and recognize inspirational women on and off Twitter," said Maya Hari, Twitter's Asia Pacific Vice President. "We are excited to amplify the stories of the many women leaders in India who are strong, powerful, and inspirational, and share them with the world through live streaming on Twitter."
Moving forward, Twitter India will be curating a list of women to follow on Twitter. Join the International Women's Day conversation and spotlight the women who inspire you with the hashtag #SheInspiresMe, and Twitter India will review and add them to the list where relevant.
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