International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.
This IWD we wanted to share what the day means to us. As a group of women, we are incredibly passionate about equality for all and IWD is a chance for us to celebrate our achievements as women, lift up the women around us and be thankful for the women before us.
Here’s what the Carnsight Communications team had to say…
A daughter, mother, sister, wife, colleague and friend, being a woman involves wearing lots of hats for me. Sadly, I have faced and continue to face bias as do women across the world.
International Women’s Day is an essential step in our journey towards #breakingthebias. It’s something I’m keen to get involved with every year; at work where I’m surrounded by strong and talented women, and at home with my female and male family members.
It’s unthinkable to me that my clever, talented, driven daughter should face more bias than her male friends now and as she reaches adulthood. I will never stop talking about equality; never stop talking about feminism and I hope the number of voices supporting IWD grow every year.Jessica Morgan, Business Owner
For me, International Women’s Day is a day of reflection and recognition. It’s that reminder to be courageous, to be proud and to stay determined because through all our challenges we face we, as women, will unite and support each other on our journeys.
This years’ theme is especially powerful because #BreakTheBias allows a platform for us to stand together and help shape a change for future generations. Having a young daughter, myself, IWD gives me the confidence that she will grow up in a world which will embrace her for individual qualities, and she won’t face stereotypes as other women have.
IWD is a day to embrace the strength in our gender, to acknowledge and honour women around the world who have made a difference to change in our society. This day brings us all together to celebrate the achievements of women in our lives and in throughout history. Together we can
Together we can shape women’s equality and collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.Georgia Christley, Account Manager
I would like to take this IWD to say thank you.
Thank you to the women who came before.
Thank you to the women who fought for the life I have now.
Thank you to the black women, to the Asian women, to the trans women and the gay women, all women, who are still fighting.
Thank you to the men who are listening and are changing.
Thank you to the mothers and fathers raising better children and teaching them that they don’t have to settle for what’s unfair.
Thank you to my father for always building us up.
Thank you to my mother, and her mother, and my father’s mother, and my sister, and my boss, and my colleagues, and my friends for being outstanding examples of all the wonderful things a woman can be.
Thank you to the strong women, and the soft women, and the stern women, and the gentle women, and the CEO women, and the stay-at-home mum women, and the religious women, and the secular women, and the women who are all of these things at once.
Thank you.Leigh-Ann Hewer, Account Manager
To me, IWD is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of both the women before us, as well as the women around us.
From way back in 1789, where 7000 brave women took part in the women’s march on Versailles, all the way through to the more recent 2017 Women’s March in Washington that drew in 470,000 people protesting anti-women statements made by the US president at the time.
It’s a day to be proud of the women who make up our family’s and our friendship circles and recognise all they’ve accomplished. From the boss ladies to the mothers raising families, we are all an inspiration to be celebrated. Happy IWD.Yasmin Alqatari, Social Media Intern