Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8
March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a global day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women and girls in social, cultural, political and economic realms. It is an opportunity for all to raise awareness, reflect, take actions and educate ourselves on Gender Equality, Gender Pay Gap, Women in Leadership, Gender Bias, Sexual Harassment, Stereotypes, Gender Expression and Gender Identity.
BBC explains what International Women’s Day is about here.
Celebrating International Women’s Day is for all ages and places!
Celebrating in schools
For Parents, Educators and Teachers, it is an excellent opportunity to engage students in exploring these topics and start a meaningful and educational conversation in the classroom. To get some ideas and activities for Grade 4 to 12, check out this toolkit by the Government of Canada.
Celebrating in universities
- University of Toronto (Canada) is celebrating through events and workshops all week from March 8th – 12th.
- Ohio University (US) in partnership with Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Center for International Studies, Department of Geography, Department of History, International Student and Faculty Services, Multicultural Center, and the Women’s Center – celebrates Women‘s History Month.
- University of Aberdeen (UK) hosts a week of celebrations online.
Celebrating in your workplace
Want to get some ideas on how to celebrate International Women’s Day in your workplace this year?
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How about some royal’s suggestions this year from Meghan and Harry in Vanity Fair?
Ways to support Women
- International Women’s Day virtual luncheon supports local shelter (Canada)
- Lauren Padilla from Johns Hopkins University shares with us 6 ways to support women and girls all year round. (US)
- Don’t just do it on International Women’s Day. Do it every day. Here are 10 Essential Ways to Support the Women in Your Life Right now by Glamour.
- Where are those barriers around us? Let’s Break the barriers.
- Harvard Business Review teaches 4 Ways Men Can Support Their Female Colleagues — Remotely.
COVID-19 Impact on Women
Where are the opportunities to address the inequalities and challenges that women in the workforce are facing? See PwC’s insights on the impact of COVID-19 on women in the global workforce.
Women’s Leadership in Success
We see more and more women’s leadership making history and success on the global stage.
Here are the world’s most powerful women in year 2020 by Forbes.
Path to Success as a woman
Harvard Business Review research shows that men and women need different kinds of networks to succeed. Women are more likely to land in executive positions with greater authority and higher pay if they have an inner circle of close female contacts. Forbes tells us the Power Of The Pack: Women Who Support Women Are More Successful.
Wall Street’s glass ceiling has been cracked by Jane Fraser
On March 1st, Jane Fraser became the first woman to head a big American bank – Citigroup.