2022 International Women's Day/Women's History Month Celebration Toolkit

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2022 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY/ WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

CELEBRATION TOOLKIT COMPILED BY THE DCAT ALLIANCE FOR INDUSTRY WOMEN COMMITTEE


Dear Colleagues, International Women’s Day is recognized annually on March 8 to celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. On this day, there is a worldwide acknowledgment of achievements by women and an emphasis on how women can be empowered. In the US, March has been set aside as Women’s History Month to honor the achievements of women. The members of DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women Committee have observed that companies acknowledge and celebrate these events in very different ways. In the spirit of sharing, we have taken this opportunity to collect and share ideas and past activities DCAT Member Companies have implemented for this important day/month, along with practical resources that you can implement within your own company. Thank you to all of the companies that shared ideas for recognizing the important contributions of women. We are pleased to present DCAT’s Member Companies with this Celebration Toolkit for International Women’s Day/Women’s History Month. We hope the ideas and resources listed inspire you to get your own company’s celebration started! DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women Committee


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AVANTOR

We chose to highlight our internal associates for our first celebration of International Women’s Day in 2021. Through our Yammer community, we had associates highlight colleagues for their significant contributions that, in turn, inspired others. With the collection of nominations, we then created an “ask me anything” series where we feature these women in a half an hour question and answer session. The topics and questions are designed to share these women’s experiences with our global associates to not only celebrate these amazing women, but also to allow others to learn and connect with them.

EVENT TYPE(S) ORGANIZED BY MEMBER COMPANY

SPEAKER EVENTS

GLOBALLY ORGANIZED EVENTS

KEY TAKEAWAY HIGHLIGHT COLLEAGUES RESOURCES AND SAMPLES Submit an International Women’s Day Influencer statement! Chairpersons, CEOs, and C-Suite executive leaders of large organizations who actively support women’s advancement and help build a more inclusive world are invited to submit an International Women’s Day Influencer Statement.


KEY TAKEAWAY HELP FORGE EQUALITY

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GENENTECH

RESOURCES AND SAMPLES

We host an annual Women’s Leadership Conference and also highlight amazing female leaders during Black History, LatinX Heritage, Native American Heritage, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, etc. We also share articles, books, etc.

Learn about the International Women’s Day Missions and celebrate women’s achievements, while working to change the game. International Women’s Day sees a number of exciting and important parternship missions, including those for:

EVENT TYPE(S) ORGANIZED BY COMPANY

LOCAL/SITE

GLOBALLY ORGANIZED EVENTS

LUNCH & LEARN

Women in Technology

Women in Sport

Women’s Health

Women at Work

Women Creatives

Women’s Empowerment

SPEAKER EVENTS

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

GUEST SPEAKERS


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PFIZER

Pfizer orchestrates enterprise-wide and local celebrations to honor International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The Global Broadcast is a pinnacle event, where we bring in an inspiring female speaker. This is a moderated discussion and covers topics including the speaker’s advice for women in the workforce and how to make progress towards a more inclusive and genderequal world. Our global colleague resource group organizes enterprise-wide videos, newsletters, and visuals leveraging the IWD theme to be packaged in a toolkit for sites to roll out on a local level and include assets such as selfie frames, e-posters, pull up banners, templated event invites, social cards and e-mail templates.

EVENT TYPE(S) ORGANIZED BY MEMBER COMPANY

LOCAL/SITE

SPEAKER EVENTS

KEY TAKEAWAY SHARE RESOURCES RESOURCES AND SAMPLES Pfizer concentrates on building an equitable future for women throughout the year, keeping focus on equity and inspiration front and center.

Creative visuals from Pfizer’s global colleague resource group utilize the IWD themes to be used across the organization. Their local sites leverage these materials to host local events and engage colleagues to raise awareness and support the annual themes, ensuring diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization.


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PROCOS SPA Procos recently completed the construction of a new Quality Control building. Three conference rooms were all named after accomplished women scientists, who represent the key cultures and markets where Procos is focused. There is also an on-going effort inside of Procos to give credit to our researchers whenever possible. Two female researches at Procos developed a cost effective and efficient process for a molecule, and their recently published article was broadcasted via our LinkedIn page. Additionally, the creative marketing team inside of Procos is made up of all women who work alongside our CEO to take care of all global marketing activities and the social media platform.

KEY TAKEAWAY REPRESENTATION + RECOGNITION MATTER RESOURCES AND SAMPLES Create a video celebrating women’s achievements at your company, and showcase how your company is recognizing them. See what Procos created by clicking below:

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LOCAL/SITE

View Procos’ LinkedIn push of their researchers’ published paper.


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TEVA

KEY TAKEAWAY BE SOCIAL RESOURCES AND SAMPLES

We had “choose to challenge” screensavers with individual photographs from employees (with one hand in the air) and their personal slogan. Every picture/ slogan appeared for a few seconds on the screen, then a new one appeared. In addition, we had panel discussions with a Q&A session featuring successful women from the company.

EVENT TYPE(S) ORGANIZED BY MEMBER COMPANY

SPEAKER EVENTS

Download International Women’s Day Zoom backgrounds to inspire and engage your friends and colleagues to #BreakTheBias in 2022.

Access #BreakTheBias social card templates for 2022 to make your own International Women’s Day social cards to share across social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Remember to strike the #BreakTheBias pose showing solidarity and support for 2022.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Post across social media using the hashtags #BreakTheBias and #IWD2022, and like, repost, and comment on the #BreakTheBias posts of others.


KEY TAKEAWAY SUPPORT THE SUPPORTERS

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THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC

RESOURCES AND SAMPLES Secure an International Women’s Day speaker. Search the International Women’s Day Speaker Directory to secure an inspirational and engaging expert on a topic key to your agenda.

We held a week of activities this year, including a women leaders panel, a male allyship panel, a BombayJam fitness session, and we viewed the documentary Picture a Scientist.

Fundraise for a female-focused charity. Despite the pandemic in 2020, International Women’s Day still raised a hefty six-figure sum for charity and 100% of the proceeds went directly to charity. International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity to fundraise and call for donations to support the ever-important work of gender equality focused charities. Make International Women’s Day 100% women-owned business supplied. Search the International Women’s Day Supplier Directory to source and support women-owned local businesses—from photographers and caterers to PR and more.

EVENT TYPE(S) ORGANIZED BY MEMBER COMPANY

LOCAL/SITE

LUNCH & LEARN

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

SPEAKER EVENTS

GIVEAWAYS


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XGEN PHARMACEUTICALS DJB

KEY TAKEAWAY HUMANIZE THE REMOTE EXPERIENCE RESOURCES AND SAMPLES

As a virtual Pharma Company, we are thinking about ways to celebrate that include remote employees and look forward to seeing other’s ideas. We are thinking about sending flowers to all our female staff.

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GIVEAWAYS

Send something to your remote female employees on a birthday or draw a name from a pool! The International Women’s Day organization even has pre-made cards you can frame and send. Click the images below to learn more.


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

As we approach International Women’s Day 2022, DCAT’s Alliance for Industry Women Committee would like to hear what your company has planned. You can submit your events for inclusion in our toolkit here. If you have questions or comments about this toolkit, please contact Jessica Dunkerly, DCAT Project Specialist, at jdunkerly@dcat.org.