Looking for workplace events and appreciation ideas for International Women’s Day? We've curated some great ideas so you and your team can celebrate the women in your business.
10 International Women’s Day celebration ideas
March 8th is a great day to raise awareness against the bias that surrounds women and celebrate their achievements.
Show your appreciation for the women in your workplace with creative thank you videos, heartfelt IWD messages, GIFs, ecards, and much more.
1. Host a learning session
Organize and invite employees to a learning session leading up to International Women’s Day. Creating a learning session within your workplace will help inform employees about the significance of the day, help them #BreakTheBias, and show the women in your business that they’re acknowledged and supported. Organizing a free and optional learning session might also be a great starting point for those who want to be a part of the conversation but aren't sure how to get involved.
2. Make creative thank you videos
Why not get the whole workplace involved to create a thank you video? It's more personal than just an email sent to all staff on the day of the event. Getting the whole team involved also represents a workplace that's willing to support a positive change.
Ask your team to share their #BreakTheBias photo, or short webcam video message and you can create a thank you video montage easily with Clipchamp.
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3. Share uplifting International Women’s Day quotations
Everyone loves inspirational quotes. Create your own or share a well-known International Women’s Day quotation with your employees and customers. You can send it via email, Slack or even print it for your notice boards.
Just by acknowledging the day contributes to the #BreakTheBias movement by generating conversations. This doesn’t take long at all so it's a good idea if you’re pressed for time.
4. Host a high tea in the office
Join your colleagues to celebrate women and gender equality with an office high tea event in honor of IWD. Ask staff members to each bring goodies or formally cater for the event. Who doesn’t love fresh scones, jam, and cream?
5. Make International Women’s Day GIFs
Want to add more humor to the chats? Create a fun International Women’s Day GIF with Clipchamp's free GIF video templates. Funny or heartfelt, you can make a GIF from video meetings or old office footage. You can also use stock footage, add some text animations and save it as a GIF in minutes.
6. Support more women-owned businesses
Help empower female-owned businesses by purchasing products and services from them on International Women’s Day (..and all year round!).
7. Send thank you ecards
Virtual thank you cards are a simple and easy way to celebrate women this International Women’s Day, especially if you have a remote or virtual team.
Using thank you ecards is environmentally friendly too. They can be quick to personalize as well. Remember that your kind words can go a long way!
8. Donate to cause-based charity
If you’re wanting to make a difference this International Women’s Day, consider a corporate donation to a charitable organization that supports women's causes. This could be either local or international. Coworkers can also vote on the charity to donate to.
9. Catch up for coffee
Simple conversations can be the best way to learn and get inspired. Ask a colleague to join you for a coffee in real life or even virtually on Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Hangouts. You can discuss their career, experiences overcoming bias, self-care, or any other topics you're interested in. Reaching out for a conversation shows you're thinking of them on IWD and are helping #BreakTheBias.
10. Wear purple
Ask your coworkers to wear a purple outfit or ribbon on International Women’s Day. Purple symbolizes strength, power, justice, and dignity. Dressing in the International Women’s Day universal color is a simple yet effective way to show support and it'll also make a great photo opportunity! You can take a team photo or video and post it to your business social media page.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Whether you’re creating a virtual thank you card or sending a personal International Women’s Day message, show your appreciation to the women leaders and employees in your team.
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