woman wearing a white lab coat working on an engineering project, International Women in Engineering DayIt’s no secret that women have been pioneers in innovation for centuries.

From Wifi to windscreen wipers, women have helped pave the way across all industries and sectors including sustainability, technology, medicine and engineering. It’s also no secret that these women faced prejudice, ridicule and even persecution for their innovations in what was, and to some extent still is, perceived to be a ‘man’s world’. This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is choose to challenge. Challenge gender bias. Challenge inequality. Challenge anyone who says ‘it’s a man’s world’. We can each choose to challenge the issues that women face, celebrate their achievements and create a more inclusive world in the process.

International Women’s Day is a cause for celebration very close to Hire Space’s heart – we have so many strong women on our team! Usually, we would be celebrating in the office, recognising each other’s successes and generally celebrating the massive accomplishments women are making in the world every single day. However, this year will look a little different. The coronavirus pandemic has reduced our opportunities for social interactions, leaving many of us feeling isolated and lacking the sense of community they once had. This can leave us feeling deflated when wanting to celebrate causes and movements that are so driven by community solidarity.

A tech company at heart, Hire Space truly believes that if harnessed in the correct way, technology can be used to create outstanding virtual experiences that bring something new to the table. Sure, we can’t replicate the serendipity of in-person events over a computer screen, but we believe that we can still utilise some of the incredible technology we have at our fingertips in order to recognise and celebrate our achievements.

So with that in mind, to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, Hire Space is offering a collaborative, interactive virtual experience to inform and educate your team on the history of this important date. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your employees together, regardless of gender, to mark this date by celebrating the wonderful women in our lives. The event includes a talk and Q&A with an inspiring speaker and change-maker in gender equality, as well as interactive workshops and a chance to discuss and debate in small groups.

This offers the perfect environment to encourage your team to ask questions, raise any issues and become more educated on gender equality so that you can bring positive change to your organisation and build on team solidarity. You can even treat your employees to food and drink delivery if you want to make it extra special; the experience is completely customisable to suit any team.

If you’re interested in finding out more or want to start planning your virtual International Women’s Day celebration, book a free consultation to get started.

I hope that whatever form it takes, you’ll celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day and that you, too, will choose to challenge.

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