Today is International Women’s Day

International Womens Day HandsToday (March 8) is International Women’s Day. This is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places, like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

International Women’s Day honors the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. (Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote.) The  first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 was the Global Centenary Year.

While it might be too late to create an elaborate event today, you can support other events, post reminders about this day on your social media sites, and perhaps offer some type of last-minute special to your clients. Of course, just because today is the official day, you can still do things for the next week – or even throughout the month in honor of International Women’s Day.

Visit the official site to get inspirational ideas, post the initiatives you or your organization have in place to support women’s advancement, promote specific activities and events you are sponsoring in support of this day, and find out the latest news and information.

Last week I put this announcement in my Marketing Mastery email service and I’m going to post it on my Social Media sites right now. I’d love to hear your ideas on how you are promoting this day or your plans for next year.