International Women's Day


International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide on March 8th every year. Its historical roots go back to 1909, and it has been celebrated by the United Nations since 1977. International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate and honor women and their achievements.

P.E.O. International encourages all P.E.O.s to recognize International Women’s Day. This year, Washington State Chapter is honored to have International Peace Scholarship recipient, Sol Vidal Almela from Spain, present a very special program. Sol is studying at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. She studied in Spain and in the United Kingdom prior to coming to Canada. Sol is pursuing a PhD in Human Kinetics with an emphasis on women’s cardiovascular health. Sol encourages all of us to make exercise fun – she says to choose activities that you enjoy and that fit your age, your health, and your activity level. And have fun while you see the benefits of being active!

On a personal note, Sol has recently become an auntie to a beautiful baby girl in Spain, and she is thrilled. She looks forward to the time when she’ll get to meet this precious niece.

We hope you enjoy this presentation!