World Women's History Month: March 1st - 31st
World Women's History Month is a time to honour the achievements and struggles of women who have broken down barriers and made significant strides in areas such as politics, science, arts, and culture. World Women's History Month is also a time to reflect on the ongoing fight for gender equality and to raise awareness of the challenges that women continue to face, both in the present day and historically.
Host a speaker series. Invite women from a variety of backgrounds and professions to speak about their experiences.
Highlight women's achievements. Create a display or social media campaign that showcases women's contributions to your organization, industry, or society as a whole.
Offer professional development opportunities.
World Wildlife Day - March 3rd
World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and conserving the world's biodiversity. It is a day to celebrate the many species of animals and plants that inhabit our planet but is also a reminder of the many threats facing wildlife, including habitat loss, climate change, and illegal wildlife trade.
Organize a volunteer event.
Host a lunch and learn. Invite a wildlife expert to give a presentation on local wildlife and their habitats.
Green your workplace. Encourage employees to bring in plants for their workspace or create a green space in your office.
Employee Appreciation Day - March 3rd
This day serves as a reminder of the critical role that employees play in the success of an organization and the importance of showing gratitude for their contributions. Employee appreciation can lead to increased job satisfaction, motivation, and engagement, which in turn can lead to improved productivity, retention, and overall organizational success.
Host a team-building event.
Provide small gifts or tokens of appreciation.
Create a recognition program. This could include a peer recognition program or a reward system for meeting or exceeding performance goals.
International Women's Day - March 8th
International Women's Day is a call to action to empower women and girls, promote gender equality in all areas of life, and celebrate the contributions of women to society. By promoting gender equality and women's rights, we help build a more just and inclusive world, where all individuals are valued and respected regardless of gender.
Offer professional development opportunities. Provide training or workshops that focus on issues related to women's leadership, career advancement, and work-life balance.
Community outreach. Organize a volunteer event or donation drive to support women in your local community, such as a women's shelter, community centre, or non-profit organization.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10th
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate the public about the risks of HIV/AIDS and encourage women and girls to take steps to protect themselves, such as getting tested and using protection during sexual activity. HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately affect women and girls, particularly those who are marginalized or face other mental health disparities.
Host an educational event. Invite speakers or experts to share information on the latest research, treatment options, and ways to reduce the risk of infection.
Fundraising for HIV/AIDS organizations.
St. Patricks Day - March 17th
St. Patricks Day is widely celebrated in Ireland and by people of Irish descent around the world. It is a day to celebrate Irish culture and heritage and is typically marked by parades, festivals, and wearing green.
Encourage employees to wear green clothing or accessories to work on St. Patricks Day. This can help create a festive atmosphere and foster a sense of community among employees.
Plan an Irish-themed lunch or potluck for employees, featuring traditional Irish dishes and beverages such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and Guinness beer.