It’s that time of the year! A time to rip off your bra and set it on fire!… Well, possibly not required in today’s world!
However, International Women’s Day is one of the many events we embrace and celebrate, here, at Events Together (whilst still wearing our bras) …
It’s a global day where people from all walks of life can come together and celebrate all of the achievements and radical changes in society that women have accomplished over the decades in the social, economical, political, and cultural sectors, whilst promoting and encouraging gender equality all around the world.
This topic sticks close to our hearts, as gender equality is something that we strive to see included within the workplace and at events.
“Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected.” – Michelle Obama
The theme of IWD 2022
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias
Meaning a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. Everyone coming together in a gender-equal world that is diverse and inclusive.
This theme means so much to the Events Together team as it is our own ethos and we would love to see this event resonate with everyone.
Playing our part at Events Together
Our founder & CEO, Meena, is a leader in this area, producing a variety of events based around Diversity & Inclusion.
A successful event she recently produced was her ‘This Is Us’ conference, with the captivating topic of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, with one of the sections on day 2 solely being based on women.
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A massive aspect of D&I in the workplace for women specifically, is fighting to shrink the pay gap. Statistics show that 22% of women globally earn less than men in the same positions.
Women are powerful, smart, and have a massive impact on our world. They deserve to have equal pay and to be treated equally at work.
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé.
Historic events & milestones for women
Over the decades, women have time and time again been proving themselves and exponentially gaining achievements, especially when it comes to the workplace.
A fantastic example of this was, in 1903, Marie Curie was the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and later went on to win a further Nobel Prize in 1911.
She became the only person to win in both physics and chemistry.
The developments of x-rays in surgeries had pivotal growth due to Marie and her scientific works. Without her, who knows what stage we would be at today with our scientific findings for the medical sector!
Sometimes a brief pinch of history can be refreshing, and it is exceptional to see how far women have come, fighting for their rights and gender equality.
“I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley.
5 Facts about IWD
- International Women’s Day started in 1908, when 15,000 women demanded shorter working days, better pay and the right to vote in New York
- Purple, green and white are the colours of IWD. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green stands for hope and white for purity.
- In 1975, the United Nations officially adopted IWD.
- In some countries such as Serbia, Albania, and Macedonia, IWD is celebrated in combination with Mother’s Day.
- The economic growth of the world has directly been linked to the increasing percentage of educated women.
“I would like to pay tribute to my late mother. She was a highly educated Indian woman, who I was exceptionally proud of. For an Indian woman, over 50 years ago, to be educated to such a standard, was a significant achievement and almost unheard of, she however fought through the stereotypes, to become the respected woman she was. A mother and a pioneer!” – Meena – Founder of Events Together
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