International Women's Day 2022

Sophie Dent - Social Media Manager,

8th March is International Women’s Day, honouring the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women throughout history and in the present day. 

Today we acknowledge and celebrate women around the world for the contributions they make each day to society.

The theme this year for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias, reminding us to continue to fight against the gender inequalities that still persist:

 “Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.” 

For IWD this year, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite quotes from inspirational women and listed some ideas at the end of the article for ways you can support the women in your life and the wider community today and throughout 2022.

"Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We're strongest when we cheer each other on." Serena Williams
“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” Michelle Obama
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticised anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” Meryl Streep
“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou

Ways you can support International Women’s Day 2022

  1. Recognise a local female-owned company.
  2. Raise money/awareness for a women’s charity. 
  3. Learn about renowned and inspiring women.
  4. Spread awareness via social media: Post about women who have inspired you in life perhaps, or share a personal story or quote from your favourite icon and use any of the following hashtags - #IWD #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias
  5. Watch a movie with a strong female lead.
  6. Reach out to women in your life who have motivated you: Pick up the phone, send a text, card or even an email to a woman who has had a positive impact on your life. It could be a family member, a work colleague, or friend – anyone who has inspired you or you think sets a positive example for other women and girls. 

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