International Women’s Day is held on March 8th every year. It’s a day when we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women – while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality.

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate as an individual or as a business.

Individuals
  1. Buy and read a compelling book by women.
  2. Attend a women’s networking event
  3. Donate to a women’s charity 
  4. Watch and post an empowering TED talk
  5. Buy CULTIVE’s International Women’s Day Charity T-shirt – all profits will go to the charity Code To Inspire
  6. Post on social media use the #HASHTAG #InternternationalWomensDay if you want to repost something
Businesses
  1. Businesses should focus on the theme is this year International Women’s Day of creating balance in the workplace. If you’re your company is not balanced, a long term strategy should be created in order for this to be fixed. Often even in female-dominated companies the higher the positions the fewer the women. Companies need to be held responsible for this.
  2. International Women’s Day is a day of awareness and celebration. Here are some ideas on what can be done on the day:
  • Host an IWD themed event
  • Profile some of your organisation’s amazing women
  • Send an email to staff to raise awareness of the day
  • Create a women’s mentorship program
  • Host a women’s networking event
  • Hold a series of female keynote speakers
  • Share your business current statistics on gender diversity.
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