Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8th March, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias – which looks actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it.
Below, we’ve rounded up a number of ways both you as an employee and your employer can celebrate International Women’s Day. Companies and organisations can also find lots of resources to support their International Women’s Day activities on the IWD website.
Now in its eighth year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Our strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2025. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the amazing female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise these women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors to their respective industries.
This year, we are going to be bringing you the very best global virtual learning experience on a state-of-the-art conferencing platform. Our conference will provide ample opportunities to learn about emerging technologies and what is innovating and disrupting the industry. We are blessed to be given time from some of the world’s finest speakers who will be joining us to share their wisdom and knowledge. We will deliver innovative sessions on a variety of different areas of tech, with a side order of career development, fireside chats and ample networking opportunities, both on the day and through our global virtual networking world.
This year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, is calling on people to actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it.
While this can seem daunting, we’ve put together a number of articles to help you better understand bias and how to tackle it. We’ve also teamed up with McAllister Olivarius to offer their services and advice on workplace discrimination issues.
Like it or not, networking is important for all our careers.
Unless you are a natural extrovert, stepping into a room full of strangers and explaining your business away can often feel daunting. Nevertheless, done the right way, it can also be extremely rewarding both from a commercial and personal development perspective.
Quite simply, any professional with an ounce of ambition regardless of their sector, and across the board, will need to network in some shape or form for the duration of their career if they are to get on in business. For women specifically, networking is often still an intimidating and uncomfortable experience for many, however.
Here at WeAreTheCity, we have a number of articles and resources for those looking for advice on how to network, where to find networks and how to get the most of it. You can find a small selection of such articles below:
Here at WeAreTheCity, we actively encourage our members to give back to society either by getting involved in charity initiatives or via social responsibility projects.
There are a number of great charities that support women and you could help by donating or volunteering your time.