Simple Ways To Celebrate International Women's Day
International Women’s Day, or IWD, is celebrated annually on March 8th. It is a day to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world - inspiring us to promote gender equality in all areas of our lives. In honor of this special day, we are sharing a few ways to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023:
Attend Virtual Or Local IWD Events
There are endless International Women's Day events happening worldwide. Simply click on the link and search for an event based on your country and city. Attending virtually makes it even easier to get involved and join a community of men and women that are ready to celebrate with you. If you prefer, attend physical events in your area. Whether attending a virtual or physical event, make sure to share pictures and use #IWD2023 to show your support through your preferred social media.
Celebrate The Women Who Inspire You
Show the women you admire - or at the very least one or two - some extra love and appreciation. Send them a text. Send them flowers. Treat them to sweet indulgences or even take them to lunch and support their latest endeavor, reminding them how amazing they are. A small act of gratitude could mean the world to the women you admire.
Support Women-Owned Businesses
Find the local storefronts and major companies that are run by women - especially those that value the goals and ideas behind International Women's Day. Those are the businesses to support now and in the future. If you are not sure which businesses to support, there are various directories online including those provided by the Women Owned initiative.
Support Female Artists
There is no better day to indulge in the fabulous content created by the talented women in this world. Pick up a book written by a female author or visit a local art exhibit featuring female artists. Plus, you can support the women artists in your life by buying their work and sharing it with others.
Lead Your Own IWD Campaign
Contact the people in your community, network, organization, or group, and create your own International Women's Day campaign or event. If you don’t know how to, check out this step-by-step list, from IWD, for help organizing your efforts.
Keep It Going Year-Round
Each year an annual IWD campaign theme is celebrated and continues all year long. For 2023, it’s the #EmbraceEquity campaign– an initiative you can support each and every day by challenging and calling out gender bias and inequality. To start, show your support by sharing an image of yourself, on your social media account of choice, raising your hand high to show you commit to the challenge for the year. Make sure to use #EmbraceEquity and #IWD2023 – and encourage others to participate!
Support the women who inspire you and make this world a better place. Happy International Women's Day!