Today is International Women’s Day!  Wishing you a day dedicated to empowering yourself and other women worldwide.  Of course, men are welcome too and are encouraged to celebrate and lend their support!

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also focuses on a campaign theme. This year the theme is a call to action to accelerate gender parity.

Here is a brief history.  The first International Women’s Day was observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. More than one million women and men showed their support of women by participating in public events.

In 1977 following the long-standing movements for women to participate equally in society, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed a day for women’s rights and international peace.

Following the United Nations’ lead, many countries have chosen March 8th to mark global recognition and celebration with many countries observing it is an official holiday, or with widespread events.

So how are you celebrating this day?  Perhaps similar to my business, your business is making a difference by focusing on empowering women.  As for me, I am marking this day specifically in two ways.

The first is to acknowledge the organizations that I am proud to support through my business and the second is sharing abundance with a special gift (keep reading…)

Celebrating Organizations

Kiva was founded in 2005 by Jessica Jackley and Matt Flannery and is a global non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.  In honor of IWD, Kiva is promoting investing in women in order to invest in change.

Malala Fund – Founder Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012 at the age of 15.  The assassination attempt was in response to her stand for the right of girls to gain an education after the Taliban had banned them from attending school.

Today she is one of the world’s most iconic female change agents and in 2014 became the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.  She is pioneering change in attitudes towards women, children, inequality and education in Asian countries.

The Malala Fund is dedicated to enabling girls to complete 12 years of safe, quality education so that they can achieve their potential and be positive change-makers in their families and communities.

United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign is dedicated to engaging adolescent girls into action to stand up for girls in need, empower each other and transform our world.

A Special Gift

The second way I am celebrating IWD is to share the abundance by “Gifting 5 Lucky Women” with a signed copy of MMM V2my best-selling book, Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Holistic Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money.

 To qualify all you have to do is:

1) Respond to this article by sending an email to with subject line “IWD Gift”

 2) State your request for the gift on the body of the message

 3) The deadline to qualify is 6:00 pm ET Today.

 If you are one of the 5 lucky winners, we will contact you via email to claim your gift, which will be mailed to you anywhere in the world.

 I truly believe that when women are empowered financially, they become “difference makers” — they create better lives for themselves and their family, they give back, contribute to the economy, change the world and transform lives.

This is the key message of my book and my work on empowering visionary women entrepreneurs on the Millionaire Difference Makers™ Path.

If you are one of the lucky 5, may the book serve you!

And if you are ready to leverage your business as a vehicle for service, change and impact, then I invite you to apply for a complimentary, private 30-minute Difference Maker Strategy session with me where we focus specifically on you and your business.

Click here to apply.

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Meriflor Toneatto, the Millionaire Difference Makers™ Mentor, is creator of the Millionaire Difference Makers™ Path for Meriflor Photovisionary women entrepreneurs.

She is a best-selling author of Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Holistic Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money, and has been featured on television, radio, print and online.

She is a former executive who managed 8-figure public sector budgets that created major initiatives for social impact.

As CEO & Founder of her company Power With Soul, Meriflor combines her expertise on women’s relationship with money and her 15-year executive experience in leadership, business strategy and social impact for phenomenal results.

Meriflor is honored to serve women entrepreneurs who aspire to be or are  global “difference makers” via a financially rich and successful business—leveraging money and business as a powerful force for good in the world.

She is a recipient of the prestigious Amethyst Award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement from the Government of Ontario, Canada.

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