International Women’s Day began in 1909 as a day where women gathered together in solidarity against the poor working conditions that women and children were enduring. Today, International Women’s Day is recognized as an official holiday in 27 countries, including China, Vietnam, Uganda, Afghanistan, Cuba, and Russia. Millions of women around the globe celebrate on March 8th with rallies, convenings, and parties.
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History, we’ve created a list of great events and opportunities to pledge, play, learn, celebrate, and grow! (Scroll down to see this list)
This year’s theme of International Women’s Day is Gender Parity. According to the World Economic Forum, which studies disparities amongst men and women:
The annual pay for women only now equals the amount men were earning 10 years ago
The gender gap won't close entirely until 2133
If those numbers disturb you, then sign the Gender Parity Pledge! Everyone - men and women - can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly - whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias.
For the 4th year, Good Ol’ Girls is teaming up with Women Get It Done, Ladies Who Vino, and SFWPC to host a large networking mixer just for women called SHEnanigans. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 30th in San Francisco and will support Spark, (a philanthropic network of young professionals who invest to improve the lives of women around the world.) Click here for details and to buy your ticket!
In celebration of Women's History Month, Gyals Network will convert the beautiful FAME building into a GAME BAR filled with SF’s most diverse group of emerging female leaders. If you're a professional woman, entrepreneur, or just want some #gyalpower fueled inspiration, you don’t want to miss this. Their events are one of a kind featuring FUN facilitated networking and empowering dialogue that will help you take your career and network to the next level.
Amazing Guest Line-Up:
· Alexandria Lafci – COO and Co-founder of New Story
· Heather Gold – National Comedian
· Amber Jenae – Published Author
· Francesca Valdez – Body Language Expert
RSVP and purchase your ticket today. Good Ol' Girls have a special ticket price - so be sure to use promo code "GOOD" for discounted tickets.
4th Annual Women’s History Month Trivia Bowl to Support Bay Area Women Against Rape
Test your knowledge of women’s history AND support an incredible organization! Bay Area Women Against Rape was one of the first rape crisis centers and continues to serve hundreds of women with critical care each year. Teams and individuals welcome! Click here for more information
Sunday, March 13 from 4:30 PM - 7 PM
La Pena Cultural Center - 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94705
TODAY: Global Women’s Rights Forum
University of San Francisco hosts it’s annual day of inspiring panels and speakers to discuss issues facing women in the US and abroad. The forum takes place at 2130 Fulton Street (McClaren Complex) from 10am-7pm on Tuesday, March 8. Click here to see the agenda:
Oakland Women’s History Walking Tour
Join hosts Oakland Walking Tours/Oakland Urban Paths for a tour and discussion of women’s history in Oakland and beyond.
Saturday, March 19 from 10am-12noon.
Meet at the Cameron Stafford House – 1418 Lakeside Drive (next to Lake Merritt)
On Thursday, March 10th, buildOn Bay Area will celebrate International Women’s Day, with a powerful and engaging panel discussion focused on empowering women in the workplace. Our panel, composed of women from various backgrounds and industries, will provide an energetic discussion around finding your voice and your path to leadership.
Thursday, March 10th from 6pm to 9pm
Rodan + Fields - 60 Spear St, Suite 600 - San Francisco, CA 94105