Every year International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March to commemorate the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women. It is also the time to acknowledge how much more we still have to achieve. The fight for getting equal opportunities is a continuous struggle and it requires the collective efforts of all. Here are 12 ideas you can implement to celebrate International Women’s Day at your office.
1. DECORATE YOUR OFFICE
How about involving everyone in the office for doing decoration? Working together will not just build excitement but also develop teamwork skills. Divide the employees into small teams and assign them different responsibilities. So, this time don’t outsource the work of putting balloons, buntings and banners. Also, include posters that depict the inspirational stories of women.
2. ANNOUNCE DRESS CODE
Decide some particular dress code for the day. Encourage everyone at the office to follow a particular dress code. Colours add liveliness to whatever we do and what can be better than all employees wearing the same colour. You can go for the shades of purple or pink.
3. SEND WISHES THROUGH E-MAIL/SOCIAL MEDIA
Appreciation is the best way to make someone happy. No day can be better than women’s day to share a thank you note to all the women in the office. You can thank them through emails and social media platforms.
4. OFFER GIFTS
Despite being in the corporate world everyone loves getting gifts. Offer gifts like a card, bouquet of flowers and chocolate to the women in your organization to make them feel special. You can also provide them gift vouchers for spa or shopping at some particular brand.
Surprising your women employees with personalized gifts is also a great idea. Give them a memento with their photos imprinted to memorize that special day. On the other hand, you can also offer them personalized calendars, listing the names of all the women achievers in the organization.
5. HONOUR WOMEN EMPLOYEES
Find out the outstanding women employees in the organization and honour them with some award or profile them on the company’s page or social media platform. Highlight the work they have done for the organization in front of everyone to make them feel special.
6. ORGANIZE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS
Arrange a brainstorming session in which all the women in the organization will tell how they deal with their everyday or unusual situations – be it personal or professional. These types of conversations are always reaffirming for the people involved.
7. GROOMING SESSION
Nowadays, people focus more on their grooming and physical appearance in workplaces. So, what can be better than organizing an interactive grooming session with a professional etiquette consultant? But, don’t forget to invite the men too for the session as everybody needs to be groomed.
8. DANCING SESSION
According to various studies, dancing provides both mental and physical benefits. Dancing helps in building confidence, teamwork and improving productivity. Dance is a great medium to lift the mood and encourage bonding with the individuals.
9. TALENT SHOW
Arrange a talent show and encourage the women in the organization to showcase their hidden talents. There might be a singer, dancer or mimicry artist in your organization which you have never known. We are surrounded by superwomen who can carry out so many responsibilities along with being super talented.
10. CULINARY COMPETITION
Organize a culinary competition in the organization. Ask the men in the organization to prepare their best dishes and make the women judges of that competition. You can also organize a cook-off challenge between different teams (include both men & women). This type of challenge will make them learn managerial skills, time-management skills, collaboration skills and leadership skills.
11. PLAN AN OUTING FOR TEAM
What can be more special than planning an outing for all the women in your team? Plan various fun activities for the outing. You can choose activities like fun games, singing & dancing competition and others. You can also arrange a session by some female motivational speaker or a stand-up comedy evening by a female comedian.
12. ORGANIZE A MOVIE SHOW
International women’s day is an opportunity to celebrate the equality and empowerment women has achieved over the years. So, what could be better than watching an inspirational movie together? Here are a few movies which you can watch – Mamma Mia, Brave and Gravity.
Hope you liked the above blog. These were some ideas that you can implement to make this Women’s Day memorable. The overall objective of celebrating Women’s day is to highlight the achievements and progress of women as well as raise awareness of women’s rights.