In this week’s post I’ll be telling you what I’m doing to celebrate International Women’s day and what you can do to celebrate.
What is International Women’s Day?
On the International Women’s day web page, it is defined as: “International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.”
How I’m Celebrating
I was invited to “The Last Straw – Trash Talk” this Friday which I’m really looking forward to since they have a panel of female influencers talking about sustainable living.
“On Friday 8th March 2019, WeAreWaterloo in partnership with The Young Vic will bring together a panel of female influencers to inspire and motivate Londoners to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Earlier this month, Pinterest reported that searches for ‘sustainable living for beginners’ were up 265% from last year. With more and more studies pointing to a growing consumer interest in sustainable living, particularly among Millennials and Gen Z, on International Women’s Day, a panel of female influencers will discuss how people can embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.
Headed up by Sustainable Stephanie with panellists including Laila Woozeer, Sophie Benson, Sophie Davies and Liv Andersson, The Last Straw: Trash Talk, will include practical tips to help attendees easily adopt practices within their personal and work lives.”
How You Can Celebrate
- Host a slumber party with your girls and host a little bake sale to raise money for IWD
- Share your favourite female authors or actors/celebs/inspirational women on your blog
- Join in on an event in your area
- Host your own party or talk to celebrate
- Write your own article or blog post celebrating IWD and what it means to you
- Donate to your local women’s refuge
- Raise money by selling your art or crafts
- Post on social media using the relevant IWD hashtags to raise awareness
- Celebrate the women in your life by doing something kind for them
I hope you got some good ideas on what to do this IWD! Have a great one! Vee x