International Women’s Day is March 8

ASC Team members Judy Dickson, Nikki Barnett, Shannon Trites and Shannon Hall

Think of the women in your life: family, friends, colleagues, customers, students, peers, role models. International Women’s Day is a chance to highlight their success – and give something back to the community.

Hundreds of events are already scheduled around the world. You could set up a party, dinner, or brand event to mark the day too. Think about how to focus your event on women and their achievements. For example, you could raise funds for a women’s charity or support businesses owned by women. And if you really can’t organize your own event, you still have options. Think about teaming up with another brand, or offering to sponsor an International Women’s Day event. Local charities and sports teams are a great place to start.

Sometimes we don’t hear enough about women’s achievements. But the world is full of inspirational, powerful women! International Women’s Day is the perfect time to make some noise about the women who have impacted your life. Think about creating an award for women in your industry, or celebrate women in your industry through social media. You could profile women in your business! Ask people to share their hopes for International Women’s Day, quotes that have inspired them or photos of the women in their lives.

However you choose to spend it, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.