Taking place on Sunday 8 March 2020, 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 IWD-inspired offerings below.
Women’s Mental Health: A Psychologist’s Perspective
In this 60-minute session, led by a female clinical psychologist and working mother, 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.
Research tells us that the most successful person in the workplace is the woman who can leverage her femininity, whilst also taking inspiration from the men in the spheres of networking, self-promotion and negotiation. In this coaching workshop learn how to:
- Define your success using practical tools to give a better understanding of your work/life values.
- Identify your audience and uncover how your skills and personal brand can answer their needs.
- Explore personal brand and how we can use gender to our advantage.
- Build confidence and know how to communicate that brand to the right people
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.