Ladies, take a moment to celebrate ourselves.
Did you know that
- Women’s participation in the labor force has increased significantly in recent years. According to the World Bank, the global labor force participation rate for women increased from 49.6% in 1990 to 55.5% in 2020
- Women are also making progress in politics, with more women being elected to political positions around the world. In 2021, Kamala Harris became the first woman to hold the office of Vice President of the United States, and women now hold a record 27.4% of seats in national parliaments globally.
- Women’s education levels have also improved, with more girls attending school and pursuing higher education. According to UNESCO, the global literacy rate for women aged 15 and above increased from 76% in 1990 to 89% in 2018.
As we usher in the month of March, it is a reminder of the beauty, strength, and resilience of women around the world. In this particular month, we celebrate Arab Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day, recognizing the power of women, breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes, and changing the game.
But we also recognize that as women, we often put our own needs last. We prioritize the needs of others, whether it’s our children, our partners, or our careers, and neglect our own well-being in the process. We forget that self-care is not selfish, but essential. It’s the foundation on which we build our lives, the fuel that keeps us going, and the key to unlocking our full potential.
At KAYA, we believe that self-care is an art form, a masterpiece that requires attention, intention, and creativity. Whether it’s taking a luxurious bath with fragrant essential oils, indulging in a relaxing massage, or simply taking a few moments each day to breathe deeply and focus on our inner selves, self-care is the ultimate act of self-love.
It’s time for us to nurture ourselves with unconditional love and care, by nourishing our hearts, minds, and souls; also, taking control of our destinies for positive support, and empowerment. This March marks a special opportunity to celebrate and honor the incredible women in our lives while recognizing the importance of loving ourselves. Let us join together in a powerful and sentimental tribute to the beauty and strength of womanhood.
Empowering Women that lead the world.
As we look around the world, we are often inspired by the tremendous accomplishments of powerful women who have paved the way for positive change and progress, leaving an incredible mark on history. In the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, there are a number of inspiring and ambitious women making history who have inspired and empowered other women to take charge of their lives.
- Raha Moharrak is a Saudi Arabian mountaineer and the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest. She is an inspiration to many and an example of how with dedication and passion you can achieve your dreams.
- Mariam Saleh Binladen is another inspiring Saudi woman. She is the first female Saudi Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in the country. Her appointment is a huge step in hopefully leading to the further empowerment of women across the Middle East.
These feats have eroded the rust on the structure of the society and catalyzed solidarity from even the governance in many ways. The decision to grant Saudi Arabian women the right to drive in 2018 marked a watershed moment in the country’s history, signaling a powerful stride towards gender equality.
The UAE is home to many inspiring women, such as Sara Al Madani, Noura Al Kaabi, Asma Al Janahi, Shamma Al Mazrui, and Mariam al-Mansouri. These women have all achieved great success in a variety of fields and are examples of how women can achieve great things and make a positive impact on their communities.
- Sara Al Madani is a businesswoman who has made a name for herself in the real estate industry. She is a true inspiration to other women, showing them that hard work and perseverance can lead to success.
- Noura Al Kaabi has achieved great success as the Minister of Culture and Youth and she is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She is an example of how women can be successful in a male-dominated field.
Noura Al Kaabi, Asma Al Janahi, Shamma Al Mazrui and Mariam al-Mansouri are all examples of how women can achieve greatness when given the opportunity.
- Asma Al Janahi is a trailblazer in the tech industry, being the first Emirati woman to become a research scientist at Microsoft.
- Shamma Al Mazrui is a politician and an advocate for women’s rights in the UAE. Mariam al-Mansouri is an Emirati fighter pilot, making history as the first female fighter pilot in the UAE.
These incredible Emirati and Saudi women have inspired and empowered countless other women in the region to become successful and make a difference in their communities. They are a testament to the power of women and their potential to make the world a better place. These inspiring women of the Middle East are proof that hard work and dedication can lead to great success and positive change in the lives of others they have achieved great things and have inspired other women to do the same, breaking down barriers and paving the way for greater gender equality.
Yet, we must also celebrate the countless unsung heroines who have made a difference in our lives and communities. The mothers, sisters, friends, and colleagues who inspire us every day, and who embody the strength, grace, and resilience of the feminine spirit.
Every mother is an inspiration to the world.
Mothers are the cornerstone of our families and the bedrock of our communities. They are the first educators, the first nurturers, and the first role models that we encounter in life. From their loving embrace to their words of wisdom, mothers shape our identity and mold our character, leaving an indelible mark on our lives.
For all the moms out there, we want to say a big thank you! Thank you for being our greatest cheerleaders, our teachers, our inspiration, and our role models. We owe so much to you and the strength and resilience you have shown us.
For daughters, their mothers are not only their first love but also their first heroines. As we grow up, we look up to our mothers as sources of inspiration and guidance. They teach us how to be kind, compassionate, and resilient, and instill in us the values and principles that would guide us through life.
The bond between mothers and daughters is one of the most powerful and enduring relationships in the world. It is a bond that transcends time and distance, and that remains steadfast through the ups and downs of life. It is a bond that empowers us, enriches us, and sustains us. But the impact of mothers on their daughters goes far beyond the realm of emotions.
Research has shown that the relationship between a mother and her daughter has a profound impact on the daughter’s self-esteem, body image, and mental health. Daughters who have positive relationships with their mothers are more likely to have healthy self-esteem, feel comfortable with their bodies, and have a better sense of well-being.
Mother’s Day is around the corner and it is the perfect opportunity to let your mom know how much you love and appreciate her. You can do this through simple gestures such as showering her with compliments, taking her out for a meal, helping her in cooking, and loving and respecting her unconditionally, not only on mother’s day but, make her feel special every day, by listening to her and just spending some quality time with her.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Arab Mother’s Day this March, we want to remind you of the power and strength that women possess. But we also want to emphasize the importance of self-care, which is crucial for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Just like a plant needs water and sunlight to grow, we need to prioritize self-care to flourish and thrive.
- According to a study by the American Psychological Association, women are more likely than men to report physical and emotional symptoms of stress, such as headaches and anxiety.
- A survey by the World Health Organization revealed that depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability among women worldwide.
- A report by Euromonitor International found that the market for beauty and personal care products in the Middle East and Africa is projected to grow by 6.7% annually between 2020 and 2025, indicating a growing sense of self-care in the women in this region.
Celebrate your uniqueness and embrace your individuality.
At KAYA, we believe that the practice of self-care is inseparable from the celebration of women. By prioritizing our own well-being, we honor the legacy of those who have come before us and pave the way for future generations of women to thrive in a more equitable world.
You can be your own best cheerleader. It is important to also remember to show yourselves some love and appreciation which you can do with small indulgences such as treating yourself to a spa day or getting yourself a nice gift. It is important to remember that you are enough and that you should celebrate the little successes in life. Every woman should learn to validate herself and allow herself to know her worth completely so, that she can be her own best friend. Validating and appreciating yourself can provide you with an effective practice to grow your self-love and help you to manage your thoughts and emotions much better.
YOU ARE THE MAIN CHARACTER OF YOUR OWN STORY so be gentle to yourself with vulnerability and dare to show up with your strongest self.
Ways to start self-appreciating.
- Forgive yourself
The self-love journey is never ending journey. It’s like you are on this journey forever. We as women need to understand the importance of being well taken care of and it’s totally up to you, and not being dependent on anyone else. There are ways where you are struggling and its time for you to forgive yourself, forgive your past mistakes, forgive the thing that didn’t go well in your life; maybe your past relationships, friendships, maybe you worked at a job and thought it was your dream job, it didn’t go well as you have planned, and many other things. The point is no matter what happened, forget it and forgive yourself. Everything’s gonna be alright!
- Focus on your Strength
We are busy focusing on our weaknesses and wasting a lot of our time to be the perfect person, forgetting the fact that perfection is delusional. Focus on your strengths, focus on the things that you are good at. You don’t have to do everything perfectly. You could have one good strength that will bring you fulfillment, income, love, and happiness. You could have a lot of weaknesses, but one good strength is enough to make you live your life to the fullest.
- Take care of yourself
Every Woman needs to date herself. The way you want others to treat you, the same way you should be treating yourself. Take yourself on a nice movie date, go on a solo trip, eat healthily, keep yourself hydrated don’t wait for someone to do that. Once you started giving yourself the time you always wanted, it will make you feel better and amazing.
KAYA is there with you women, at every step.
At KAYA, we stand in solidarity with women everywhere. We celebrate your courage, your strength, and your resilience in the face of adversity. We recognize the challenges that you face every day, from gender-based discrimination to the societal pressure to conform to unrealistic beauty standards. We see your struggles, and we acknowledge your triumphs.
We know that you are the backbone of our families, the drivers of our economies, and the architects of our societies. You are our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, our partners, and our friends. And we are committed to supporting you on your journey towards wellness, empowerment, and self-discovery. Together, we can create a world where women are valued, respected, and uplifted. A world where your beauty is not defined by your appearance, but by your character, your values, and your deeds.
KAYA believes in the power of self-love and is the perfect ally for any woman on the journey of personal growth. KAYA provides women with the necessary tools to take care of themselves and boost their self-esteem. Our beauty treatments are designed to help women take control of their beauty routine and to achieve their skin, body, and hair goals. KAYA also promotes positive body image and encourages women to love the skin they are in, we help women to overcome the challenges of self-doubt and imposter syndrome, inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. KAYA’s aim is to help women feel beautiful and confident in their own skin, even when faced with society’s beauty standards.
Taking care of oneself both physically and mentally can have a positive impact on overall health and happiness. Encouraging women to prioritize self-care activities such as exercise, healthy eating, and meditation can be empowering. By offering education, products, self-care rituals, and community, women can feel supported and motivated to prioritize self-care as part of their daily routine.
As we celebrate the month of women, we reflect on the power and strength of women. We are in awe of the women who came before us, who fought for our rights and paved the way for our success. We are inspired by the women of today, who are breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes, and creating a new paradigm of female leadership. And we are hopeful for the women of tomorrow, who will carry the torch forward and continue to build a better world for all.
At KAYA, we believe that every woman has the potential to achieve greatness and that by investing in our physical, mental, and emotional well-being, we can unlock that potential and reach new heights of success. We are committed to empowering women through our products, services, and community, and we will continue to be a beacon of hope, a source of inspiration, and a partner on your wellness journey.
Together, we can create a world where women thrive, where women lead, and where women are celebrated for who they are. Thank you for joining us on this mission, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the years to come.