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.

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 WeAreTechWomen. Please get in touch.

How to Embrace Equity for International Women's Day 2023

Jennifer Willey, Wet Cement CEO explains what it means to embrace equity, this year‘s theme for International Women’s Day.

“We can all be allies to create equitable environments–certainly, men can be better allies for their female colleagues, women, we need to be stronger allies for other women with intersectionality: black women, Latino women, LGBTQ, women, women with disabilities, and veterans. So, start planning to Embrace Equity for IWD 2023.”

What does it mean to Embrace Equity?

Em Roblin, coach and international speaker, explains what it means to embrace equity in the workplace. She recommends that you recognise people have different needs, explore the needs of yourself and others, then act on your findings to make the world a fairer place.

Em has spent her career partnering with multinational companies on International Women’s Day in order to discuss the issues, not just on March 8th but every day, and in a global context. To find out more about her post visit https://www.emroblin.com/post/embrace…