Taking place on Monday 8 March 2021, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality and we’re proud to see awareness and momentum around the campaign build year-on-year.
Over the past few years, many of our forward-thinking clients have come to us asking for workshops, key-note speeches and special classes to mark IWD. If you’re looking for some inspiration and suggestions to mark the day at your workplace, we’ve shared some of our favourite International Women’s Day-inspired offerings below.
Women’s Mental Health: A Psychologist’s Perspective
In this 60-minute session, led by a female clinical psychologist, we aim to explore some of the challenges facing women in the workplace with a focus on self-doubt and self-care. This workshop will:
- Help you develop strategies to increase self-confidence and manage self-doubt.
- Share practical solutions to achieving a better work life balance.
- Suggest how to implement a ‘self care toolkit’ in to daily life.
Invite an inspirational speaker to your office. We’ve got some fantastic women as part of our Speaker’s Corner programme. There’s Clare, who talks about anxiety and grief, Alice – cancer and mental illness, Pippa – Body image and self compassion and Wendy, who shares her incredible story of whistle-blowing a major corporation. Or, Bukola who shares her inspiring and motivating message, encouraging women to believe in themselves.
Bukola draws on her personal story as a black immigrant woman who faced many obstacles in building a successful career. She shares the strategies that have helped her along the way – to building her own successful company and being listed in the Empower Financial Times List of the top 100 Ethnic Minorities in the UK and named in the Financial Times HERoes list of the executives who have made a substantial difference to women’s careers. Participants will leave Bukola’s talk feeling inspired, motivated and armed with practical tips to help achieve their goals and reach their dreams.
A popular choice for past IWD’s, a self defence class will instil you with calm confidence and a heightened state of self-awareness. Alternatively, opt for a relaxing office yoga class to wind down at the end of IWD.
With more than 4.3m women over 50 in employment in the UK, menopausal women are the fastest-growing demographic in work places across the UK. With 80% of women experiencing some symptoms of the menopause and one in four have severe symptoms, including anxiety and depression, organisations are being urged to introduce menopause policies – or at the very least, accommodate those that are suffering and educate their colleagues. We invite all employees to attend this workshop and learn more about the menopause and it’s effects on those around them.
Invite your CEO or senior leadership to talk about company policies and plans to spread more equality throughout the business.
Whatever you decide to do to mark IWD, remember it’s not just for women! We encourage men to attend all our women’s workshops, in the hope they can understand and better support their female colleagues. And if your male colleagues want a workshop just for me, check out our Men’s Mental Health Matters workshop.