Although it's already March 10th, it's not too late to think about how your company can celebrate Women's Month. We've got some great ideas for Women's Month that are easy to pull off. Even if you've been really busy or your event budget got cut, that's really no excuse. You've still got 21 days and that can-do attitude. That's what we love about you.
Read on for ways to celebrate the ladies!
Here are 3 quick, easy, and meaningful ways to celebrate Women's Month with your company!
1. Recognize the women in your company!
Employee recognition is incredibly important to your team feeling seen and supported, especially while working from home. Use your company's all-hands meetings or smaller meeting sessions to spotlight the women in your organization, calling attention to their successes, contributions, and how they've changed the company for the better.
TIP: Don't just focus on those who have are already in prominent or leadership positions. Studies show that women are often more bashful about sharing their successes than male counterparts. So, make sure to find some of the unsung heroes, and start singing their praises!
2. Create a dedicated #womensmonth channel in Slack, or on whatever platform your team communicates.
Sometimes, all you have to do is create space and watch how your employees will turn that into a truly meaningful dialogue. By creating a dedicated channel or group in your communication platform, your team can share articles, ideas, memes, and more, to celebrate Women's Month.
Based on the success of this channel, you may even want to create (or empower your employees organically create) an affinity group for women.
Affinity groups are a really strong way to build community within an organization. Many employees who participate in these groups find that the support, visibility, and connection they offer have a powerful and positive impact on their professional lives. Whether it helps them find a mentor or mentee, or simply allows them to share their experiences, these groups help people find genuine personal connections and even more so, friendship on a deeper level.
3. Invite employees to share an inspirational woman in their career.
Everyone, no matter their gender, has been impacted by the strong women in their lives or in their workplace. We've all been lifted, challenged, and inspired by their words and actions. And now is the perfect time to have employees reflect on who has helped them grow, and share that with the broader team.
Invite your employees to a one-hour moderated discussion group (on Zoom is just fine!) where they are each asked to share a brief story or anecdote about this inspiring woman, and how she has been important to their professional growth. Then, the group can discuss similarities in their own experiences.
If participation numbers are greater than 8, make sure to use breakout groups, so everyone gets the opportunity to share and reflect!
We think it goes without question, women are pretty amazing (and should be celebrated all year round). But while the spotlight is on, we're excited to highlight some great ideas to spotlight the women in your organization during Women’s Month.
Got questions? Let us know how we can help!