International Women’s Day - March 8th
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish”
– Michelle Obama
GroupOne is proud to be celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
The first-ever National Women’s Day was held across the United States on February 28th, 1909. It was later celebrated in Copenhagen, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. After following discussions, it was agreed that International Women’s Day (IWD) would be marked annually on March 8th of every year globally.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. In order to strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose, you are encouraged to take a photo with your arms crossed to show your pledge to calling out bias, breaking inequality, rejecting discrimination and shattering stereotypes.
The symbolic colours for IWD are purple, green, and white. Purple indicates justice and dignity. Green represents hope and white symbolizes purity.
Some things you can expect to be celebrated on this momentous day are:
- Women’s achievements
- Promoting awareness around women’s equality
- Raising money for female-driven charities
- Lobbying for accelerated gender equality
The many different ways you can celebrate International Women’s Day:
- Speak out on what’s important to you
- Educate yourself on the history of women’s rights
- Read a book, article, or listen to a podcast on the topic of women’s rights
- Send an encouraging email to a fellow female colleague
- Go to an exhibition hosted by a female artist
- Compile a Spotify playlist of epic female artists
- Tell untold stories in the realm of women’s rights
- Celebrate the women in your families and communities
- Support female-run businesses
- Wear the symbolic IWD colours (purple, green and white)
- Include men in the conversation
Women of the world deserve an equal future – free of bias, stigma, and discrimination. A future that is peaceful and sustainable, with equality at the forefront and opportunities for all. In order to get there, the world needs women at the table, helping to form the decisions of the future.