International Women’s Day: Strike the Pose for #BalanceforBetter 2019 Campaign

International Women’s Day is a globally recognized day occurring annually on March 8th, celebrating the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women around the world and calls to action the advancement of gender balance and equality. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter and asks of the global community, “How can you forge a more gender-balanced world? … From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.” The campaign runs all year long, not just today, but it’s a great day to start sharing your support!

International Women’s Day Case Studies of Inspiring Women

I’m celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 by reaching out to all my woman-run entrepreneur friends who are rocking their business skills and talents. I’m super proud to know a lot of women who are running their own businesses in my community. I’m also reaching out to my teacher friends with this FREE, downloadable International Women’s Day fact sheet and case studies about inspiring women role models.

By working together in our communities and beyond, we can collectively push for a more gender-balanced world. Starting in 1911, the first International Women’s Day was supported by over one million people across the world. The day does not belong to any one country, organization or group and calls for us to motivate ourselves and others to stand up for equality and for women everywhere.

Strike the #BalanceforBetter pose and share your #IWD2019 message on your blog and/or social media accounts to get this year’s message moving!

Striking the #BalanceforBetter pose in my office/studio today!

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Opens February 21st with new villains, new dragons

This bittersweet final chapter to the How to Train Your Dragon movie trilogy takes audiences back to the perfectly chaotic world of viking-home Berk, ruled by chief Hiccup, where dragons and men now live side-by-side. Dragons and Vikings work together to protect their utopia as well as venture out to protect other dragons in harm’s way. Of course, this brings unwanted attention to their cause from the wrong crowd, introducing a new villain as well as a new winged friend. Hiccup, Toothless the Night Fury dragon and Viking/dragon crew must work together and discover their ultimate destinies. represents for Comcast NBC Universal’s How To Train Your Dragon 3 party in Philadelphia

To celebrate the February 21st opening of the How to Train Your Dragon 3 movie, the monsters partied it up with Comcast NBC Universal and dragon-friendly party fare, delicious dragon treats, dragon activities and a prescreening of the How to Train Your Dragon III.

NightFuryImageThe Monsters got to take home super cool toys by Playmobil that we obviously stayed up late building as they were too excited to wait. The PLAYMOBIL® How to Train Your Dragon III Hiccup & Toothless with Baby Dragon shoots lightning darts out of his mouth (as I joyfully discovered while assembling and aiming it at my own face) and his back lights up like in the movie with the touch of a button. There’s an entire collection of the How to Train Your Dragon III toys, including a huge replica of the village Berk as well as a Viking ship. Check out Playmobil’s Toothless Dragon toys here:

How to Train Your Dragon Toys by Playmobil Collection

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