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International Women's Day - Be Bold For Change
Air India's all-female crew makes history to celebrate International Women's Day (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 356)
Mar 7, 2017 World News
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On March 8 every year, International Women's Day is celebrated to honour women and their achievements. Women have come a long way in their struggle for equality.

This year, the theme for Women's Day is 'Be Bold For Change', to encourage women to be bolder, stronger and more powerful in all spheres of life. Firstly let's start with an Air India spokesman who told CNN that the airline has applied for a Guinness World Record to mark the occasion. Air India says it has become the first airline to fly around the world with an all-female crew, just ahead of International Women's Day. Every member of staff, from the flight's captains to the cabin crew, check-in and ground handing staff were women. Even the engineers, who certified the aircraft, and air traffic controllers, who cleared its departure and arrival, were women, the company said.

"Air India scripted history by flying an all-women crew flight around the world," the airline said in a statement on Facebook, after Flight AI 174 touched back down in New Delhi on last Friday. The Boeing 777 flew from New Delhi to San Francisco on Feb 27, traveling over the Pacific Ocean. The crew completed a mandatory rest period before flying over the Atlantic back to New Delhi, completing the round-the-world trip.

We have some inspiring Women's Day quotes to finish up your day today. These powerful statements, made by women and for women, will for sure to inspire you to celebrate women in all their glory. Have a look:

"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a women." -Margaret Thatcher

"At the end of the day, don't forget that you are a person, don't forget you are a mother, don't forget you are a wife, don't forget you are a daughter." - Indra Nooyi

"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." - Ellen DeGeneres

"Girls should never be afraid to be smart." - Emma Watson

"In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders." - Sheryl Sandberg

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