International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on Sunday 8 march and this year’s theme is #EachforEqual. With a visual cue already gaining ground on social media – with women and men striking the ‘each for equal’ pose worldwide – this year’s IWD looks like it will be brighter than ever.
After all, an equal world is an enabled world. It affects all aspects of our lives – and especially the workplace. For women and men. This year, we invite you to support International Women’s Day (IWD) and consider how you might raise awareness in your workplace.
You may already be taking steps to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements at work. If so, we salute you! If you need some inspiration, here are some practical IWD 2020 resources that can help you raise awareness around gender quality in your workplace.
IWD has been shining a light on gender equality since 1911 when over one million people first came together to show their support on 8 March. Since then, millions more have joined the chorus for greater gender equality across the world making strides for equality in all areas of life.
Practical resources to help you bring IWD 2020 to life:
Show your support on social media
Raise awareness of IWD through your social media channels and invite colleagues to join in. There are IWD social media cards available online to use on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and more. It’s a great visual way to declare your commitment to #EachforEqual and set the tone across your industry or workplace.
Strike a selfie
This year’s IWD campaign invites everyone to strike the #EachforEqual pose online and declare the actions they might take towards achieving gender equality. Download the free IWD Selfie Cards to get started. There are different categories for pledging action and individual and group selfie cards – you could even invite teams to pledge together.
Host an event at work
Download the free, ready-to-use Lean In presentations and activities to host a hands-on workshop or event. There are Lean In Circles to bring women together in small peer groups; 50 Ways to Fight Bias, a program to empower managers and employees to identify and challenge bias; and the ‘Championing Equality in the Workplace’ presentation.
We wish you an excellent International Women’s Day this year.
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