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Inspire Inclusion with International Women’s Day 2024 Events

This International Women's Day, let's champion inclusion together.

Here at Lioness, we’re all about uplifting women and sharing their voices – and with IWD just around the corner, we’re ready for a celebration! This year’s theme, #InspireInclusion, is a call to action to help every woman build a seat at the table. On March 8th, we encourage you to reflect and connect with fellow women entrepreneurs.

If you’re looking for a way to get involved, we have you covered! Check out our curated list of International Women’s Day events, including both our own featured opportunities and other gatherings happening around the world. From panels to networking events, there’s something for everyone.

Recognizing women everywhere: join our featured events!

Celebrate IWD with Lioness Networking!

Tuesday, March 5th, Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET

Lioness Magazine invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day with other women entrepreneurs. It can be challenging for female founders to find time and space to connect with each other. Lioness Networking offers the opportunity to build relationships, learn and connect with women entrepreneurs across the globe.

Our International Women’s Day Networking event is tailored to help entrepreneurs build connections, achieve their goals and feel inspired. Through a series of breakout rooms and guided discussions, we’re here to help women entrepreneurs achieve success.

Special IWD Speaker Friend Friday hosted by Innovation Women

Friday, March 8th, 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. ET

The speaking world needs more women speakers!

Do you speak as part of your work and want to grow? Do you want to become a public speaker and don’t know where to start? Public speaking can help to propel your career and business.

Join Innovation Women on Friday, March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day and learn how to get started in public speaking. This free networking event is full of peers who can help you find the answers you need for your public speaking career. People openly share their knowledge – something unusual in the speaking world – and Speaker Friends Friday is a great way to learn more about being a speaker.

Agenda for International Women’s Day Speaker Friend Friday:

  • Introductions start at 8:45 am Eastern.
  • At 9:00 am Eastern, we switch into discussion mode. This is a participant-led discussion, so come with questions, topics, observations, ideas and more.
    • Example topics/questions: How do I engage a remote audience? How do I get paid to speak? What are the best ways to pitch an event manager? Let’s talk about speech titles. I’m thinking about writing a book; any advice? I’m doing a free speaking engagement, can I ask the event manager to connect me to a sponsor? And so many more!
  • At 9:45 am Eastern, we go to breakout rooms where speakers and event managers can have small group discussions.

Innovation Women Speaker Friend Fridays are closely moderated. We have rules of engagement to keep things organized. We encourage everyone to speak and share, or just listen and learn. This event will be recorded.

More International Women’s Day events

Lean In: Let’s #InspireInclusion Through Debunking Four Myths Holding Women Back

Tuesday, March 5th, Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET

In celebration of International Women’s Day, join this one-hour virtual event hosted by Lean In.

Lean IN will share findings from its 2023 Women in the Workplace Report that disprove four widely-held myths about women’s ambitions and goals in the workplace – and hope to leave you inspired with actionable steps to build a more inclusive culture at your company.

This 60-minute session is hosted by Lean In’s Editor in Chief, VP of Education, Caroline Fairchild, and will cover:

  • Key findings from Lean In’s 2023 Women in the Workplace Report
  • A fresh look at four common myths holding women back
  • An overview of Lean In’s (free) research-backed programs to help create more inclusive workplaces
  • How you can take action to #InspireInclusion at your company today

Together, we can #inspireInclusion.

International Women’s Day Celebration with Women In Digital Marketing & Design (WIDD) Network

Wednesday, March 6th, 10 a.m. – noon GMT

Be part of our global celebration for International Women’s Day 2024 with Digital Marketing and Design professionals joining us online from across the world.

Get ready for captivating presentations, workshops, and panel discussions with seasoned speakers, providing a unique opportunity to connect and network with leaders from various industries worldwide. Join us as we explore the 2024 theme: Inspire Inclusion.

How Employers Can #InspireInclusion in STEM

Thursday, March 7th, 10 a.m. – noon GMT

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 and championing #InspireInclusion.

Immerse yourself in insights from distinguished women role models of our inclusive WISE member organizations, learning about their STEM journeys and how embracing inclusivity has sparked personal and professional growth, inspiring others along the way.

Discover how WISE can empower your organization towards inclusivity, from our transformative My Skills My Life program to Training and Supportive Measures (TSMs), Allyship initiatives, and dedicated Menopause support.

Leave with actionable strategies to foster inclusivity within your own business, paving the way for a diverse, vibrant and successful workplace culture. Join us in shaping a future where every voice is heard and valued.

Women of Risk & Compliance: Leading & Learning One Step at a Time

Thursday, March 7th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, 2024, and the IWD theme of “Inspire Inclusion,” join an esteemed panel for discussion surrounding:

  • Career progression and planning
  • Lessons learned and achievements attained
  • How to advocate for yourself and for other women in the industry
  • Viewpoints on work-life balance and how that has evolved of late

The women featured on this panel are experts in Risk and Compliance and are not only paving the way for their own success, but that of others. We’ll explore their strategies for success and how they include and empower others.

Ignite the Spark: The Power of Communication Across the Global Workforce

Thursday, March 7th, Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET

Communication across generations, genders, and the globe is essential to create an inclusive environment. But it’s not always easy. Our panelists will discuss this and more during our special free lunchtime webinar!

Bright Network International Women’s Day 2024 Event

Friday, March 8th, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. GMT

Taking place on International Women’s Day, this is the event for employers looking to connect with ambitious and bright women currently at university.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet and network personally with attendees who have been hand-picked by our team.

Sessions will focus on championing women within the workplace, as well as how organizations are supporting female employees to become future leaders.

Join us for this unique event that connects you with more than 150 driven, passionate female Bright Network members, ready to take their first steps toward becoming the business leaders of tomorrow.

Rising Rooted: Redefining Recovery With The Next Generation

Friday, March 8th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. ET

We are redefining recovery with the next generation of recovering women and we are shifting the paradigm. We’re broadening the scope of recovery beyond addiction to include healing from mental health issues, trauma, substance use, and other life challenges.

We need to listen to the next generation. Young women & nonbinary individuals are telling us they need identity-based resources, professionals who understand individualized pathways and patchworks of recovery, and peer-supported opportunities for connection.

We need to start supporting the next generation now.

Rising Rooted: Redefining Recovery With the Next Generation, presented by SHE RECOVERS® Foundation, is a free International Women’s Day event centered around redefining mental health and addiction recovery by bringing awareness to intersecting issues specific to the next generation.

We intend to amplify youth voices, explore resilience and purpose in recovery, highlight organizations supporting young women’s mental health on a global scale, and provide an opportunity for community, connection, and celebration through watch parties!

Join us for some critical dialogue, inspirational stories, and thought-provoking discourse around what it means to support the next generation of women to rise rooted in recovery.

International Women’s Day 2024 Online Summit

Friday, March 8th, 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. AETD

Join us for the International Women’s Day 2024 Online Summit at 11:00 AM AEDT. This virtual event celebrates the achievements and contributions of women worldwide.

Our summit offers a unique opportunity to connect with inspiring women leaders, activists, and professionals from diverse fields. Gain valuable insights, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and participate in empowering workshops. With a focus on fostering gender equality, this online summit aims to create a supportive community and encourage collaboration. Learn about successful initiatives, share your experiences, and explore ways to drive positive change.

Don’t miss out on this incredible event. Together, let’s empower women and build a more inclusive world.

2024 McGuckin / WOTW International Women’s Day Celebration

Friday, March 8th, 11:00 – noon ET

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s IWD theme is #InspireInclusion.

When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.

The global goal of IWD 2024 is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women. We at the McGuckin Group / Women On Their Way are committed to this goal not only March 8th, but every day. Our purpose serves to help move the needle in women’s advancement and it would be our honor to celebrate this monumental day with you. Join us for our 2024 McGuckin / WOTW International Women’s Day Celebration!

Leqture IWD 2024 event

Friday, March 8th, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CET

On International Women’s Day 2024 (March 8), we host an all-day live, online, and interactive event, featuring 12 inspiring keynote speakers for your global employees.

Our speakers are addressing a broad range of topics: gender equity, allyship, inclusion, microaggressions, female leadership and many more.

With sessions from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CET, we’re making it a truly inclusive event across time zones.

  • 07:00 Driving Succes with Kindness by Stefanie Stanislawski
  • 08:00 Dealing with Microaggressions by Jaz Marfo
  • 09:00 The Gender Gap by Antonia Forster
  • 10:00 Allyship by Taz Latif
  • 11:00 Feminist Leadership by Aurélie Salvaire
  • 12:00 Reframing Bias by Karim Benammar
  • 13:00 Lead like a Girl by Dalia Feldheim
  • 14:00 Equity versus Equality by Cammy Watkins
  • 15:00 Trust and Psychological Safety by Elaine Broe
  • 16:00 Reclaiming our Voices by Christina Glickman
  • 17:00 Inclusive Leadership by Tutti Taygerly
  • 18:00 Female Leadership by Kerstin Plehwe

Women’s Economic Equality

Tuesday, March 12th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AEDT

Join Sam Mostyn AO and industry experts in our virtual webinar, celebrating IWD, as we explore the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce recommendations. In August 2023, the taskforce identified persistent barriers to women’s economic participation, proposing strategies for a fairer and stronger Australia. Learn how HR and businesses can champion change, playing a pivotal role in creating a more equitable, modern economy.

Join Sam Mostyn AO and industry experts in our virtual webinar, celebrating IWD, as we explore the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce recommendations. In August 2023, the taskforce identified persistent barriers to women’s economic participation, proposing strategies for a fairer and stronger Australia. Learn how HR and businesses can champion change, playing a pivotal role in creating a more equitable, modern economy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation shaping a brighter economic future for all.

11.00 – 11.10: Welcome / Welcome to Country
11.10 – 11.50: Keynote Speaker Presentation – Sam Mostyn AO
11.50 – 12.05: Audience Q&A
12.05 – 1.00: Panel Discussion with:

  • Marian Baird AO, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and Co-Director of the Women, Work and Policy Research Group, University of Sydney Business School; Expert Panel Member of the Fair Work Commission
  • Div Pillay, Founder, MindTribes and co-founder of Culturally Diverse Women. An expert in race and cultural inclusion, backed by behavioral economics, psychology, and qualitative data research methods.
  • Pip Dexter, Chief People and Purpose Officer, Deloitte, is responsible for the workforce agenda, including how Deloitte transforms work for the modern age, fuelled by a culture of well-being, belonging and performance.

About the author

Laura Grant

As Managing Editor of Lioness, Laura Grant works with the editorial team and a slew of freelancers and regular contributors to produce a publication that offers equal parts inspiration and information. Laura is a graduate of Western New England University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master's degree in Communications. She spent her undergraduate term developing her writing and communication skills through internships, tutoring and student media involvement. Her goal is to publish a novel one day. Before joining Lioness full-time, Laura was a freelancer herself and wrote many stories for the magazine.

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