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 #ChooseToChallenge – which looks to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

Organisers of International Women’s Day are calling for people to post their #IWD2021 message on social media with your arms out front and striking the #ChooseToChallenge pose to 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 WeAreTheCity. Charity or not-for-profit events are free to publish, while all other events will incur an admin fee – please email [email protected]

#ChooseToChallenge100

WeAreTheCity and WeAreTechWomen are celebrating International Women’s Day by ellevating the voices of 100 incredible global women who #ChooseToChallenge.

Throughout March, we will be sharing the incredible words of these women and calling on our community to share their stories. We hope you will join us so we can amplify why we should all #ChooseToChallenge for gender equity.

Please share our videos, and contribute by adding your own video to your socials and tagging us in @watc_updates or @watc_wearetechwomen; Insta: Watc_HQ and by using the hashtag, #ChooseToChallenge100.

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