NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Square Roots, a U.S.-based discovery company focused on creating healthier pregnancy and BIRTH standards, is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 through actions and inspiration. Yesterday, Square Roots participated in Pitch@Palace 5.0, an international business competition in London with an emphasis on female entrepreneurs solving big problems and challenges.
Today, the Company is proud to feature an open letter to the mothers of Square Roots’ Healthy Moms Healthy Babies Program in Natchez, Mississippi from Advisory Board Member Senator Olympia Snowe.
“Dear Mothers, Coaches, and Allies of Maternal Health in Natchez,
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of International Women’s Day. Since its inception many achievements have been made for women across the world. Most women can now vote, work full time jobs, and even own a home, all opportunities that were not afforded to us only a short time ago.
Although much progress has been made for women’s rights since 1914, many challenges remain ahead for women globally. Women continue to face difficulties in having their voices heard during their pregnancy journeys, resources are often inadequate for many mothers receiving maternal care, and some women still lack opportunities to develop and advance their careers.
In my lifetime, I have witnessed the changing tides for women in the United States. It was a hard earned fight to bring bipartisan solutions and initiatives for maternal health and women at large to our nation’s Capitol. Although we have made great progress in achieving greater social parity and equality for women, there is still work to be done for maternal health specifically.
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Pledge for Parity.’ Each one of us, both men and women, can pledge to take steps to achieve gender equality. This includes helping the women and girls in your life work towards achieving their goals and ambitions, respecting and valuing differences among us as women, and calling for more gender balanced health leadership within our communities. Every one of us can be a leader in our own right and we all have the strength to take action to accelerate gender parity in our lifetimes.
Let’s do exactly that. As moms-to-be with health goals of your own, and healthy aspirations for your babies, I will take the pledge with you to make the voices of mothers heard in our health networks. Let’s commit to take purposeful action with men and women joining forces to work towards gender health equality and continue fighting to create a world that fosters growth of our future women leaders. Our girls hold limitless potential and we can help them realize it. We are in this together, with the help of Square Roots, its world-renowned partners, and other Cities and communities across the nation. You are holding the future in your hands.
Congratulations to each of you for participating in this invaluable program that will provide immeasurable benefits. There is no better way to celebrate International Women's Day! This day is for you!
Senator Olympia Snowe”
About Square Roots
Square Roots is a discovery company focused on empowering the pregnancy experience by connecting the dots of existing care models to human needs. By integrating new technology and scientific findings with intelligent partnerships from medicine to policy to maternal care takers, Square Roots brings needed solutions and resources to the most critical period of life: our beginning. To learn more about Square Roots, please visit www.squareroots.com.