International Women's Day is March 8, 2018
In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, as millions of people around the world explored what it means to be a feminist.
This year, the Canadian theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) is #MyFeminism.
Put simply, feminism is about equality for everyone. At Women’s Enterprise Centre, #MyFeminism means empowering women entrepreneurs and helping them realize their business potential.
On March 8, we are celebrating IWD by hosting and attending events around the province with our network of partners!
Here’s what you can do to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018.
8 More Ways You Can Celebrate IWD
1. Join the WE FOR SHE movement
We are a proud Organizing Partner of the WE FOR SHE movement to promote gender equality in BC. Want to know what actions you can take to shift the dial? Get the WE FOR SHE 2018 Call to Action, choose a personal commitment from the Action Plan and share the poster with others.
2. Attend an IWD event in your community
3. Download a learning guide for $10
WEC learning guides are business workbooks that are designed to help you gain skills and confidence in marketing, financial literacy or business planning. For 48 hours only, March 8-10, download one of our learning guides for just $10!
4. Pay it forward and become a Mentor
Mentoring breaks down barriers for women business owners. Help a new woman entrepreneur build confidence by sharing your perspectives and experiences and becoming a Mentor. Your support could make all the difference!
5. Find a women’s business network
Connect with other women in your area through a networking group. We are co-chair of the WEB Alliance of Women’s Business Networks with over 25 member organizations around the province. Find a network that’s right for you!
6. Inspire the next generation of women leaders
The WE FOR SHE NextGen Leaders Program provides free resources for BC high schools to advance diversity and gender equality and to help students gain the skills and confidence to make bold career choices. Also, check out this Educator’s Toolkit from Status of Women Canada, which has lessons and activities for exploring IWD in the classroom.
7. Nominate a business woman for an award
We need to celebrate accomplished women! Know an amazing business owner who deserves some recognition? (Maybe it’s you!) Check out this list of awards for women entrepreneurs and leaders then nominate someone who is a great role model.
8. Share what feminism means to you using #MyFeminism
Status of Women Canada wants you to be part of the conversation! Take to social media and share your view of feminism.For more ideas, check out these big and small ways you can celebrate International Women’s Day.