In a sport like gymnastics, it is hard to think that women may not have equality around the world. After all, close to 78% of our 72,000 registered athletes are female, and over 60% of our workforce are women as well. 

We are also blessed with outstanding female role models – from Simone Biles wowing the world with her strength and power, to home grown heroes like Danielle Prince reminding us that hard work and passion are the perfect combination for success. 

We see each and every day strong women pushing their mind and bodies to achieve the impossible and acknowledge for their triumph. Yet for many around the world this is not the case. 

This International Women’s Day we celebrate the strong, powerful, brave women that shape our world each and every day. Through gymnastics we will empower women to excel in all aspects of life to ensure an equal opportunity for all.