International Women’s Day – March 8, 2023, Embracing Equity
Today is a worldwide day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural and political achievements, but it is also a time to raise awareness of the progress made toward achieving equality and the work that still needs to be done.
Did you know that International Women’s Day (IWD) dates back to the early 20th century?
The first IWD took place on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland when over a million men and women attended public events to show their support for women’s equal participation in society. Other countries joined in the following years.
The United Nations declared March 8, 1975, as International Women’s Day and it has been celebrated that day since.
AESES has participated in many different events over the years including dinners with the University of Manitoba’s President’s Office and guest speakers, trivia day and our last event held on March 8, 2020, with Leanne Shumka’s presentation on the topic of “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Female Canadian Labour Organizers.”
Celebrate today with your co-workers, mothers, daughters, and friends as we continue to embrace equity.
Executive VP AESES