10 Small Ways To Change The World This International Women's Day

8 March 2018

Whether you're female or not, we can all #PressForProgress this International Women's Day…

This year's International Women's Day theme is #PressForProgress, encouraging everyone – regardless of gender – to work together and strive towards parity across the sexes. 

So how can you help change the world on March 8th and moving forward? Here are just a few ideas to get you started. 

1. Shop from female-owned brands: Girls run the world, so they can certainly run their own companies. Support female-owned businesses and treat yourself in the process.

2. Call out inappropriate behaviour: Whether it's bullying, harassment or the use of sexist language, don't just sit back and watch it happen. 

3. Celebrate female role models: It doesn't matter if it's Oprah or your mum, just make sure they know you appreciate them, and that they're awesome. 

4. Be inclusive: Never assume that women won't want to get involved in an activity. If you're inviting the lads, invite the ladies, too. 

5. Question others who make assumptions about women: You might be fully versed in gender equality, but if those around you are still being ignorant, educate them.

6. Encourage women: A little support can go a long way to helping your friends achieve their goals.

7. See women as leaders: And nominate them (or put yourself forward for) leadership roles at school or in the workplace.

8. Use the hashtag #PressForProgress: It may not seem like much, but you'll be adding to the visibility of the International Women's Day campaign, and that can only be a good thing.

9. Read up on equality movements: The more educated you are on movements like #TimesUp, the more you'll be able to contribute to the conversation.

10. Host a dinner: It's your party and you can lead a conversation on gender parity if you want to.


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