How to get involved with International Women’s Day 2022

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Join the nation and #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day by finding an offline event close to you, or, hop online to celebrate the day virtually

On Tuesday 8 March, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), a day that has promoted equality and celebrated women for over a century. Each year, the United Nations chooses a theme; this year, it’s #BreakTheBias. From Australia and Austria, to Zambia and Zimbabwe, people will be telling the stories of how they overcame adversity, while also sharing images of the Break The Bias pose, which involves placing both arms across the body to form an ‘X’. 

The IDW website states: “Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.

“A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”

Find an event near you
Both offline and virtual events will be taking place across the globe on IWD — to find what’s happening near you, click here. Or, take a look at the three virtual events that we’re most looking forward to:

Celebrating Women Who Redefine the Future of Business, UK
March 8 2022, 7pm GMT
Join this event to enjoy a conversation amongst women leaders from TheSkimm, Deloitte, and Torani, who will share key advice on how to: 
Motivate and inspire teams to achieve growth
Lead and adapt through constant change
Build a culture of inclusivity and empowerment
Support and show up for your community

Celebrating Women in Leadership Webinar, US
March 8 2022, 9am MST
Expect a high-energy conversation from a range of inspirational women, who share their empowering stories of how they found their authentic voices. Discover their visions of a gender-equal world, as they describe how they’d most like to see women move forward to continue to #BreakTheBias.

International Women's Day Exclusive Webinar, Australia
March 8 2022, 11am AEDT 
Join an exclusive panel of senior women leaders to celebrate IWD, and discover how we can all work together to #BreakTheBias. After the panel, enjoy an interactive skills session, which will share practical tools and strategies for you to apply back at work and in real life.
The speakers include: 
Katherine Carmody, EGM Digital Distribution at Suncorp
Melissa Osborne, Head of National Security at Amazon Web Services
Alexandra O’Mara, former Group Deputy Secretary, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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