The theme for the month of March is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
What is International Women’s Day? Learn more here!
The International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 theme is #BreakTheBias. We can all come together to break our stereotypes, choose to celebrate and value our differences, and choose to challenge the gender bias. This movement on social media encourages everyone to post a photo raising their hand to show that they are in and are ready to #BreakTheBias.
TLDR: International Women’s Day is an important day to celebrate women’s achievements, bring awareness to women’s equality and take action for gender equality. It’s a time for women to join together and empower one another for all the work that still needs to be done as well as celebrate all the fantastic female accomplishments of those around you. There are many ways to support this global movement by running campaigns, providing resources to educate people, and planning engaging events.
Idea: You can also host an internal event for your team celebrating and highlighting the amazing women and celebrate their achievements.
Idea: Record the virtual panel event so those who weren’t able to attend the event in real-time can have the opportunity to still watch it and be a part of it. Circulate a copy of the event in the #Women@ Slack channel in your company specifically.
Note: Remember to use the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 when posting on social channels and post photos with individuals raising their hand to show they support the movement.
Idea: create a virtual fundraising event to bring your entire team together to work together and support a female-focused charity.
Idea: Introducing ourselves to books that are about and written by empowering women is also a great way to educate us on the importance of the challenges women experience. Here is a list of great sources that are worth checking out and could be made into a book club event: