What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day calls on collective action to accelerate gender parity, celebrate women’s achievements, and rally for women’s equality.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to:

  • celebrate women’s achievements
  • raise awareness about women’s equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

What is the theme for International Women’s Day 2022?

IWD Theme: The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.

IWD Tech Mission: To elevate and advance gender parity in technology and celebrate the women forging innovation.

“Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.”

The 2021 UN theme for International Women’s Day is “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

Additional hashtags will be #IWD2022 and #InternationalWomensDay.

Does International Women’s Day still matter?

Yes! There’s no place for complacency. According to the World Economic Forum, gender parity will not be attained for almost a century. This sadly means we will not see gender parity in our lifetime, and it’s unlikely our children will either.

We have come far and there is still a long way to go – and we all have a critical role to play.

Why AchieveUnite cares:

As a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBENC), one of our driving principles is to ensure everyone – regardless of ethnicity, race, faith, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation – has an equal voice and opportunity. AchieveUnite is committed to breaking the bias in our communities, workplaces, and schools and to forging an inclusive world.

What YOU can do:

As leaders, we are responsible for breaking the bias and building an inclusive and equitable workplace where all people can grow, thrive, and belong.

Build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) work environment. Our uniquely designed ACE Leadership ProgramsACE: Leadership by Influence, ACE: Change Leadership by Influence, and ACE: Inclusive Leadership by Influence – support and empower you to become an authentic and inclusive leader. Our programs give you and your team the awareness, understanding, and confidence to communicate around the critical topics of race, gender, ethnicity, ableism, and sexual orientation.

How can you share knowledge with your company about IWD?

Join the movement to raise awareness on social media:

Strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose – Take a selfie of you crossing your arms to show solidarity.

Post the selfie on social media with the following caption and use #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to encourage further people to commit to helping forge an inclusive world:

“Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

Are you in? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it?

Will you help break the bias?”

Find information on and resources for women in tech:

Click here to view a special message on IWD from our Founder and CEO Theresa Caragol.