Celebrate International Women's Day March 8th #BeBoldForChange #PowHERNetwork
International Women's Day, March 8, 2017, is a global call to action to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men's contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures.
The day is dedicated to call on the masses to bring awareness to a more gender inclusive world.
Everyone can take action – big or small – to be part of this movement.
PowHER Network will be celebrating International Women’s Day by showcasing women leaders throughout the week to highlight their contributions, success and triumphs.
In addition, we are helping to raise the media visibility of Embrace, directed by Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt. Taryn is the force behind the body image movement and through her powerful message of Embrace she is bringing global awareness and healing.
To support Taryn Brumfitt's mission, PowHER Network will be hosting a screening of Embrace on Thursday, April 20th at the Bow Tie Warner Theater in Ridgewood.
Please consider joining the celebration of women by taking your own bold action. Below are examples of actions to inspire you to support the campaign and help move women fast forward.
Be a vehicle for positive change!
I'll challenge bias and inequality
query all-male speaking panels
pull people up on exclusive language
call it out when women are excluded
monitor the gender pay gap
point out bias and highlight alternatives
call for diverse candidate shortlists
embrace inclusive leadership
redefine the status quo
I'll campaign against violence
educate youth about positive relationships
challenge those who justify perpetrators and blame victims
donate to groups fighting abuse
speak out against the silence of violence
be vigilant and report violence
campaign for the prevention of violence
abstain from all violence, physical and otherwise
volunteer your help at a local charity
recognize coercive control and redress it
I'll forge women's advancement
decide to buy from companies that support women
choose to work for a progressive employer for women
support or back a woman-owned business
take a junior female colleague to a major meeting or event
build conducive, flexible work environments
appoint a woman to the board
mentor a woman and sponsor her goals
invite women into situations where they're not already present or contributing
measure and report on gender parity gaps and keep gender on the agenda
create new opportunities for women
I'll celebrate women's achievement
raise women's visibility as spokespeople in the media
drive fairer recognition and credit for women's contributions
launch even more awards showcasing women's success
hail the success of women leaders
applaud social, economic, cultural and political women role models
celebrate women's journeys and the barriers overcome
reinforce and support women's triumphs
I'll champion women's education
launch or fund a women-focused scholarship
encourage more girls into STEM education and careers
value diversity for greater educational outcomes
support women inventors of new products and services
celebrate women researchers discovering new knowledge
learn to code