ince 1911, International Women’s Day has celebrated the achievements and strengths of women worldwide. The event focused on women’s day is a great way to bring colleagues and organizations together to learn more about women’s issues.
When considering ways to celebrate International Women’s Day at work, it is important to team up, brainstorm, and let the creative energy flow.
Here are 7 International Women’s Day celebration ideas for office to get you started.
The 7 International Women’s Day celebration ideas for office
Decorate the office
The journey is the destination sometimes. How about building excitement for this big day by getting everyone involved in it? An excellent way to get your employees involved in the celebration mode is to decorate your office with purple. Place some purple balloons on the table and put some inspirational quotes on the walls. You can make these decorations in groups, and it is a great way to encourage team bonding.
On the corporate ladder, everyone loves gifts. So, gift your women’s employees a bouquet, chocolates, cards, or anything you want to make them feel special. You can also surprise them with a gift voucher for a dinner party with family.
Ask everyone to wear purple
Encourage everyone in the office (not just women) to wear a beautiful shade of pink or purple or follow a particular dress code. Colors breathe life into our every work – and what better way to show solidarity with all the women in office if all, including senior management, come to the same color!
Women need to be the biggest supporters and cheerleaders of each other. What about conducting a mind-storm session where everyday/unusual situations are thrown away – whether it’s personal or work-related, to find out how they’ll deal with it? There is always a lot of confirmation for everyone involved in such a conversation.
Make-up and grooming
Proper grooming and a professional appearance are important in today’s workplace. Why not arrange an interactive corporate grooming session with an image and etiquette consultant? And hey, don’t forget to invite the men too (Psst… maybe they need it more!)
Invite a female leader to talk about her experience in the industry and how she works in a male-dominated world. These can be senior women leaders of your own company or industry. There’s no better person to share these insights than who’s been there — done that.
Social media communication
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. What better day than today to share a thank you note to all women who have made the office a special place? Send personal e-mail (not the usual outburst) that acknowledges their effort. Alternatively, get a newsletter sent to the entire company where every woman is acknowledged for their achievements. Better still, post personal testimonials on your company’s social media channel.
What is the theme for International Women’s Day 2022?
The theme of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022 (IWD 2022), is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading in charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation. And a response to building a more sustainable future for all.
It is also associated with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the status of women, “women in public life, equal participation in decision-making,” and the critical generation equality campaign, which calls for women’s right to make decisions. In all walks of life, equal pay, unpaid care and equal share in domestic work, ending all forms of violence against women and girls, and health care services that meet their needs.
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress, call for change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
The world has made unprecedented progress, but no country has achieved gender equality.
Fifty years ago, we landed on the moon; Over the past decade, we discovered new human ancestors and photographed black holes for the first time.
Remember, celebrating International Women’s Day shouldn’t come just once a year – we should always strive towards a more inclusive and diverse workplace. Everyone can participate in the celebration and put their best foot forward to a more balanced (and engaged) workforce. I’d love to know how you’re celebrating in your outfit, feel free to leave the idea in the comments section below.