Women's Equality Day is observed on August 26th every year in the United States. Women's Equality Day celebrates women's suffrage and the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The amendment was certified on August 26, 1920, after a long and hard-fought battle by the women's suffrage movement and women's rights activists.
Women's Equality Day serves as a reminder of the progress made in the fight for gender equality and women's rights, particularly in the realm of political participation. It also acknowledges the ongoing work required to achieve full gender equality in all aspects of life. The day is often marked by various events, including rallies, panel discussions, workshops, and educational programs, highlighting the achievements of women and raising awareness about the remaining challenges they face.
Plan charitable initiatives and community engagement: Companies can plan charitable initiatives and community engagement activities for Women's Equality Day to make a social impact and align with company values. Examples include:
Create a Women's ERG: A women's ERG provides a platform for women in the workplace to connect, gain professional development opportunities, advocate for equal treatment, attract top talent, foster positive company culture, and engage in community outreach. ERGs create a supportive environment where women's voices are heard and valued, contributing to a more inclusive workplace.
Host events and team building activities: Hosting events and team building activities to celebrate Women's Equality Day allows companies to raise awareness, foster inclusion, and build connections amongst employees. These activities commemorate women's rights, promote gender equality, and provide opportunities for education and collaboration.
"Women Who Changed the World" is an excellent team building activity for celebrating Women's Equality Day in a hybrid office setting. This lecture-style session provides education and awareness about the remarkable accomplishments of women throughout history, featuring diverse figures like suffragettes, artists, scientists, and politicians. Participants can learn unknown facts, gain inspiration, and feel empowered by the stories of these influential women.
By exploring the stories and contributions of women who have made a significant impact, "Women Who Changed the World" not only educates and inspires employees but also creates a collaborative and inclusive environment. This activity combines learning, empowerment, and celebration to enhance team dynamics and promote a more inclusive workplace culture.
How to get started 👉 Learn about not only American women, but women all over the globe in Women Who Changed the World!
Women's History Jeoparty is an ideal team-building activity for celebrating Women's Equality Day in a virtual office. By flipping the trivia format and asking players to match questions to provided answers, it engages participants in learning about women's history. Covering topics like icons, activists, historical events, movies, music, and TV, the game promotes education and awareness while fostering inclusivity and empowerment.
With an engaging host leading the game and utilizing digital buzzers, both in-person and remote team members can actively participate. This game encourages collaboration, problem-solving, and healthy competition, creating a fun and educational experience that celebrates women's achievements.
How to get started 👉 Learn about women leaders in Women's History Jeoparty!
"Women's History Mini Games" is a fantastic team building activity for celebrating Women's Equality Day in a virtual office. The games are not only entertaining but also educational, featuring brain teasers and puzzles centered around women's history. Participants can enjoy a variety of fast-paced challenges like "Name that power anthem," "Inventions by women," and "Quotable women".
One standout aspect of this activity is its charity component. Each team's collected points contribute to Room to Read, sponsoring a day of education for girls worldwide. By participating in the games, teams not only engage in friendly competition and skill development but also make a direct impact on empowering young women through education.
How to get started 👉 Have fun while giving back when you play Women's History Mini Games!
This activity offers an educational and engaging experience led by a certified chocolate expert. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the role of women in the cacao industry, including cacao farmers, fermenters, importers, and chocolate makers. The presentation highlights ethical and sustainable practices that empower other women and their cacao-growing communities.
Additionally, the chocolate-tasting component adds a tasty element, allowing participants to explore and appreciate the flavors and nuances of different chocolate varieties. This tasting journey encourages discussion, collaboration, and shared experiences, fostering team bonding and creating an interactive and memorable celebration of Women's Equality Day!
How to get started 👉 Savor the accomplishments of women with a Women in Cacao Chocolate Tasting!
Music serves as a powerful medium to connect with culture, and Women of Black Broadway offers a unique opportunity to delve into the hidden backstories and little-known facts about women in Washington, D.C.
This activity allows participants to delve into the rich musical heritage of D.C.'s U Street, also known as Black Broadway. It provides insights into the landmarks, history makers, and the Jazz and Cultural Renaissance that played a pivotal role in shaping Black female successes, talents, and heroes. By exploring the historical context and contributions of Black women, the activity fosters cultural appreciation, expands knowledge, and promotes a deeper understanding of the diverse experiences and achievements of women.
How to get started 👉 Explore the cultural renaissance in Women of Black Broadway!
Celebrating Women's Equality Day with a hybrid team is an opportunity to promote gender equality and strengthen your team dynamics. Embrace team building activities that celebrate the voices of women and engage your team in meaningful ways. Together, let's celebrate the contributions of women and create a more inclusive workplace for all. Start planning your Women's Equality Day celebration with Confetti today!
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