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Women’s History Month activity calendar for the workplace

Sushmitha Arji
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Women’s History Month (WHM) is a time for organizations to celebrate and champion the ideas and accomplishments of trailblazing women in our history. For Women's History Month 2024, we’ve curated engaging Women’s History Month event ideas for workplaces. 

The activity calendar is designed to embed gender sensitivity, empower women in workplaces, and drive impact on this year’s campaign themes such as digital literacy and career readiness. Read on to discover more insights on How to Celebrate Women's History Month at Work.

Women's History Month activities and events

Women’s History Month Workplace Activities & Event Ideas- Calendar

Week 1: Activities to spark awareness 

Organizations can use this week to share important information about women and their historic accomplishments. Here are some fun and engaging Women’s History Month activities for work to generate awareness about the organization’s campaign.

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Health and Well-being in Gender Justice: Delve into the importance of equal access to health and well-being for women. Women are often left behind in research and access to proper healthcare due to prevailing gender inequalities in our systems. Busra, our fantastic Goodera host, speaks to Safia Jama, CEO of Women’s Inclusive Team, UK, who is doing substantial work to contribute to the cause of gender equality. Safia very recently received an MBE from the late Queen and juggles many roles to further the causes she believes in.
  • Trivia Nights

Trivia nights are a great way to encourage team bonding through inspiring stories of trailblazing women. Based on the organizational structure, teams can nominate a volunteer or collaborate with ERGs to organize trivia nights inviting participants across the org.

Example activity for women's history month
Quiz activity for Women's History Month
  • Women’s History Month-themed employee engagement activities

CSR teams and ERGs can leverage org-wide events like town halls, conferences, and summits to raise awareness and drive action around women’s issues through purposeful employee engagement activities. Explore women’s history month 2024 event ideas for work.

  • Lunch and learns, coffee talks, and breakout sessions

Organizations can use surveys and polls to understand top-of-mind issues for women and structure Women’s History Month activities into panel discussions, informal chats, or virtual breakout rooms. 

Women's ERGs in the organization can share helpful resources on selected topics such as blogs, articles,and videos to equip participants with the relevant knowledge. Actionable insights from these discussions can become the basis for more inclusive workplace policies.

The Good Tip💡

Avoid scheduling employee activities and events on Mondays and Fridays as most employees are preoccupied with tasks and generally unavailable. It’s also best to ensure that there are no conflicts with global/org-wide meetings as this impacts employee participation.
  • Learning & development opportunities

Organizations can organize or spotlight learning-based activities outside the workplace to explore related topics like gender equality, male allyship, and gender pay gap.

Week 2 & 3: Activities that drive social impact

This is the time to turn employee interest into action and drive impact around organizational giving goals such as women in STEM, diversity and inclusion, and gender equity. Here’s how organizations can create social impact this Women’s History Month

  •  Women’s History Month volunteering and outreach activities

Organizations can engage employees through virtual, in-person, or hybrid activities in areas such as digital and financial literacy, STEM, rural women health and well-being, and career readiness among underserved women.

The Good Tip💡

By aligning volunteering activities to the organization’s impact areas and planning ahead for remote and global team participation, organizations can boost their CSR impact and purposefully engage employees during their Women’s History Month celebrations.

  • Leadership and networking events to support women employees

Organizations can conduct and sponsor employee participation in leadership and networking summits to support their professional and personal development. Sponsoring these events can help employees feel empowered and supported and contribute to equitable workplaces.

Here's an upcoming virtual leadership and networking event in 2024:

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The Good Tip💡

Improve employee participation in campaign events through fun and engaging marketing strategies like Women’s History Month-themed zoom backgrounds, badges for participation, and photo booths.

Week 4 & 5: Org-wide celebratory activities

Round up the celebrations with org-wide events that reward and recognize the contributions of women employees.

  • Awards and recognition

Workplaces can spotlight the achievements of women employees across teams and functions. These initiatives often empower employees to break gender biases and empower employees to become role models for the org. 

  • Org-wide engagement activities

Organizations can work with engagement and impact partners to conduct global engagement activities that build organizational culture around gender sensitivity and create positive societal impact around issues affecting women.

  • Host sessions with expert speakers

Organizations can use this opportunity to build understanding for their workforce around contemporary topics such as intersectionality, imposter syndrome, and women leadership by hosting expert panels and talks.

While Women’s History Month celebrations occur once a year, they offer organizations an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to important causes like advancing gender equity, women empowerment, and supporting the career development of women in workplaces.

Attention Women's ERG members!
Looking for ways to empower your Women's Employee Resource Group? Our dedicated page offers a year-round activity plan featuring engaging and empowering activities for women ERG members. Plus, check out our comprehensive Guide to Women's ERGs for tips on how to enhance or establish your own Women's ERG in the workplace, our Women's ERG toolkit to enable ERG leaders to build and scale Women's ERGs

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