Women's Day 2017

Supriya Nigam is a lead Content Writer & Digital Marketing Strategist at CareerBuilder India. Her passion for helping people in all aspects of digital marketing flows through in the expert HR Technology industry coverage she provides. Also, an avid Yoga practitioner.

Around the world, March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day 2017. The special day helps us to accent on concerns like women’s empowerment and gender equality. Every year millions of organisations worldwide proactively associate themselves with the celebration of women’s day by planning events and contests. It is an excellent way to exhibit an appreciation for female customers and employees.

On this occasion, if you are enthusiastically looking for some creative ideas to recognise women’s day in your organization.

How to celebrate women’s day in office?

Take a look at following 5 great ideas to celebrate women empowerment.

1. Organize a family day at the office

Ask employees (both male and female) to bring an important “female” family member to the office. This person could either be daughter, sister, mother or grandmother. This initiative will help your “employer brand” gain employees’ trust and quality goodwill.

2. Inbox the gift vouchers

“Whoever said the money couldn’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” ~ Bo Derek

And this is a perfect fit for all women on the planet. Another way to celebrate women’s day 2017 at your office is to inbox a perfect “Gift Voucher” to all your female employees. You can choose anything from Amazon to iTunes.

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For senior level gifting a holiday package or may be a weekend getaway is also a significant gift to appreciate their talent and hard work.

3. Make some noise on social media

Who does not like to be acknowledged loudly and boldly on social platforms especially when their employers do it? Launch a photography campaign creating “Wall of Fame” where every female employee of your office will be appreciated in what they do best. You can use the titles like “Ingenious,” “Team Player,” “The Yes Woman,” or “Market Maven.”

Beside this, you can even launch Women’s Week campaign associating your brand with a local cause. These initiatives will showcase your organization in an entirely new light.

4. A visit to a local women shelter or NGO

It is an excellent opportunity to spend a day for a cause. Almost every year on women’s day we hear gender equality and women empowerment speeches. However, if this year you are planning to do something different put these powerful words into action and pay a visit to an NGO or women shelter.

Plan a whole day or few hours trip for your female employees or may be an entire office to an NGO and celebrate the day. You can also buy gifts or can organise lunch for them.

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5. Arrange a Yoga class

Health and Wellness factor is always an integral part of every organisation’s HR policy. Take this policy to a new level on this women’s day 2017 by organising a two hour Yoga workshop in the office. It is an excellent opportunity to spread a word on “working women health.”

These are a few of the ideas that organizations can use to celebrate the day with great enthusiasm and show their support to women empowerment.

Here are a few beautiful quotes BY Powerful women leaders

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”

~ Sara Blakely

“Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.”

~ Barbara Corcoran

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”

~ Sheryl Sandberg

“When women and girls rise, their communities and their countries rise with them.”

~ Michelle Obama

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

~ Arianna Huffington

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