March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and a day to reflect on the progress that still needs to be made for gender parity. It’s an important issue because numerous global studies have shown that when women are part of senior leadership, you find that profitability, return on investment and innovation all increase.
Both women and men can and should do their part to eradicate workplace bias, help a woman or girl reach their goals, work towards gender-balanced leadership or develop more inclusive and flexible cultures in businesses and groups. Take the pledge.
Worldwide, there are thousands of events occurring to celebrate International Women’s Day held by many types of organizations. They range from global gatherings to conferences, corporate events, concerts, awards, different types of exhibitions, festivals, runs, performances, key speaker events, digital gatherings and more. Click here to find events in your area.
These companies are committed to making a difference, plus with a product purchase or share and tag they make it extra easy for you to do your part:
L’Occitane has a relationship with the women of Burkina Faso. They’ve been working together for over thirty years to harvest Shea, a miracle ingredient that can be used head to to moisturize, nourish, heal and protect and on the hair to condition and nourish. The company also promotes women’s entrepreneurship in the region by offering literacy training, microcredit loans and savings programs. They’ve released this Limited Edition Shea Butter Rose Solidarity Balm ($6) with 100% of the proceeds to finance NGO projects for women’s leadership in Burkina Faso. This lightly fragranced rose scented balm is a must-have. Toss one in your bag and keep one on your bedside table for hydration wherever and whenever.
Elemis’s limited edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich ($189) being offered in association with Women for Women International as part of their She Inspires Me campaign which is an ongoing initiative run by the charity. $1 will be donated for every share and tag between March 1st and March 8th) using #SheInspiresMe, @ELEMISLtd and @WomenforWomen on Instagram (up to $7,300). With the launch of this cream, Elemis is funding a class of women in Afghanistan in a year-long program to offer them financial emancipation. Women for Women International helps female survivors of war by providing the resources for learning and developing skills to help get their families out of poverty. This cream is an even richer version of the brand’s best-selling Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and delivers more intense hydration to dry skin. It’s clinically proven to keep skin moisturized for up to 24 hours and contains powerful ingredients shown to diminish wrinkles, and improve firmness, tone and hydration in just 15 days.