IWD sees exciting #InspireInclusion activity from groups worldwide

International Women's Day (IWD) sees a sea of exciting activity as the world comes to rally together and celebrate.

An annual IWD campaign theme sees organizations, charities, networks, groups, and individuals working together to engage their communities in the call to forge women's equality, and honor achievements made.

One of the most powerful and impactful ways that groups can support IWD is through championing their own #InspireInclusion activity.

Looking for some ideas for running your own IWD events?

Be inspired by some of this great activity.

Sharing stories of women in sport

In partnership with PCA and South East Stars, Surrey County Cricket Club in the UK is hosting the #InspireInclusion in Sport event to celebrate IWD [pictured above].

Embracing diversity and inclusion in sport, the event ibrings together influential voices and internationally renowned female leaders on and off the pitch who have broken down barriers in women’s sport.

Working to inspire inclusion through advancing health equity and outcomes

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The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association's purpose is to further the advancement and impact of women in the business of healthcare. Each year on International Women's Day, they honor how far they have come and acknowledge the work still ahead of them. This year, they are doing that with seven hours of FREE programming and calling for their community to take advantage of their educational and networking events celebrating the #InspireInclusion theme.

The group is dedicated to cultivating inclusive spaces, practices and systems that propel women into influential and decision-making roles. As a united force for change, together they are working to inspire inclusion and advance health equity and outcomes.

Challenging women to an #InspireInclusion hackathon

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From sports to the world of technology, SheCanCode is teaming up with Simply Business, Tech Redefined, and Girls Into Coding to #InspireInclusion through a free hackathon event in London. 

The hackathon invites women to build an app, website, or hosted solution to directly help increase diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Showcasing a female tech entrepreneur

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Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network is showcasing female role models in the tech world through their IWD Breakfast event in Australia.

The Network has invited award-winning tech entrepreneur Jess Wilson to lead an inspiring keynote about her career journey from starting her first business at 16, to being pinned by Forbes as one of 1,000 entrepreneurs under 30 to change the world in the next 50 years. 

Inspiring inclusion through a great webinar event

The medical community is also rallying to #InspireInclusion.

SHPA in Australia is a community of over 5,000 pharmacists, trainees, technicians and associates.

They are hosting an insightful #InspireInclusion webinar presented by leaders in the industry.

Hosting inspiring women in leadership 

Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce in Alberta, Canada, hosts two inspiring women leaders for IWD.

Jacquie Surgenor Gaglione idiscusses how to redefine success on your own terms.

Tasha Giroux shares her advice on how to unlock potential through diversity and inclusion.

Not only is this #InspireInclusion event a feast for the ears, but also a feast for the taste buds as attendees can enjoy a delicious dinner of scrumptious treats.

Celebrating women in leadership 

In Canada, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce also spotlights women in leadership through its Women Leaders & Allies IWD event, celebrating the success and progress of women and their allies in its community.

Speaking at the event is Royal Bank of Canada Regional Vice President of Commercial Finance Services, Chinyere Eni-McLean, who helps drive a truly inclusive culture at the Bank.

Speaker bureaus are spotlighting their top women speakers

Good keynote speakers are always in demand for IWD.

Across the world, Speaker Bureaus and Agencies are stepping forward to offer their vast range of leading voices driving action and inspiring inclusion within their fields.

While the topic of women's equality is certainly a year-long conversation, the month of March always brings a fresh lease of life to the cause and is a great time to drive meaningful engagement.

So, whether you are looking to celebrate the women around you, shape your Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) agenda, or be inspired by leading female role models - there will be many outstanding speeches and conversations for International Women’s Day 2024.

Plus, remember to search the IWD Events Directory and IWD Speaker Directory for more inspiration.

Celebrating women in a historic venue

From thought-provoking panel discussions to captivating performances, the historic Brooklyn Opera House is celebrating the remarkable contributions of women around the state of Iowa, USA. 

This in-person event brings together extraordinary women from various fields to share their stories, insights, and experiences in celebration of women's achievements and empowerment.

Shining a light on women's contributions

In the UK, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the massive contribution that women make to people's lives, to the business, and to the local community.

An impressive and inspiring line-up of speakers share their personal journeys, hosted by Chamber’s CEO, Carrie Sudbury.

Driving discussions on gender equality


Shine Together, a business platform dedicated to women’s empowerment and inclusion, is hosting a conference supporting the theme of #InspireInclusion.

The Conference is a platform for celebrating women’s achievements, fostering inclusion, and driving discussions on gender equality. 

Uplifting UK women entrepreneurs 

Based in the UK, Pink Link is a sisterhood of female entrepreneurs that helps fellow women to grow personally and professionally. 

Pink Link's exciting line-up of speakers, masterclasses, activities, and networking is spearheaded by keynote speaker Francesca Barker-Mills.

An entrepreneur herself, Francesca is the founder of Coming Home, which launches pilot projects both in prison and in the community to support women returning home from custodial sentences.

Organize your own IWD activity and help to #InspireInclusion 

From organizing events and hosting speakers to creating pledge posters, supporting women-owned suppliers, and fundraising for a female-focused charity - there are a multitude of ways you can actively support IWD and help #InspireInclusion.

Stuck for ideas? Start with the IWD Toolkit.

And, if you want to attend an IWD event either virtually or in your local area, check out the IWD Events calendar.



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