Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action.

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, 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 #EmbraceEquity – which aims to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren’t enough.

Organisers of International Women’s Day are calling for people to post their #IWD2023 message on social media striking the #EmbraceEquity pose to show solidarity, forge harmony and unity, motivate others and to make International Women’s Day your day.

The United Nations have also set a separate theme of ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality‘, to celebrate the women and girls who are championing the advancement of inclusive and transformative technology and digital education. 

You can find the latest news, inspirational articles and events celebrating International Women’s Day below. If you have an event that you feel would benefit our members, you can promote this on WeAreTheCity. Please email [email protected]


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Inspirational Women

Trailblazer Montage 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day, WeAreTheCity are proud to publish our top 50 Trailblazers in Gender Equity for 2023

Helen and Vanessa linkedin live

Hear from Vanessa Vallely OBE and Helen Pankhurst CBE as they talk Suffragettes, Women’s Rights and our move towards Gender Equity this International Women’s Day.

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, WeAreTheCity are proud to launch our new Health and Wellbeing section, full of articles, resources and videos to encourage our community to focus on their own self-care.

Helpful Organisations

Womankind worldwide logo

Womankind Worldwide strengthens and supports women’s rights organisations and movements with the resources they need to challenge oppression and change the lives of women, in the home, the workplace and the communities they live in.

UN Women logo

UN Women is the UN organisation delivering programmes, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.

Equality Now logo

Equality Now use a unique combination of legal advocacy, regional partnership-building, and community mobilisation to realise their vision of a more just and equal world for women and girls.

Malala Fund logo

Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai founded Malala Fund in 2013 to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. The Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.

Nomi Network logo

Nomi Network helps to combat human trafficking by creating pathways to safe employment and empowering women and girls to break cycles of slavery in their families and communities.

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with companies around the world to build workplaces that work for women. They’re a trusted resource for knowledge on gender, leadership and inclusive talent management.

Dress for Success empowers women across the world to achieve economic independence via a network of support, professional attire, and tools to help them thrive in work and life.

Global fund for women logo

The Global Fund for Women funds bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes.