After International Women's Day

March 17, 2017


Hopefully many of you were able to attend some of the wonderful events for International Women's Day 2017. However, the true meaning of the day is to bring awareness and commitments to the on-going issues for women worldwide. 


The International Women's Day website and organisation have been helpful enough to put together a list of things we can all do to #BeBoldForChange;



    • query all-male speaking panels

    • challenge stereotypes

    • 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


    • 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

    • 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



    • 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



    • 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


What else can YOU do to bring about change? Leave a comment, or better yet, #BEboldforchange! 



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