Happy International Women's Day! Today, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women worldwide.
We have a team of several extraordinary women working on LiveAlumni and, as a company, we truly believe in empowering women in the workforce.
Today, we explore 4 ways that our higher ed partners can celebrate this day with us and support your women alumni in their careers.
1. Host a Women's Networking Event
Organize a networking event for alumni who are women to connect with each other and industry professionals. This event can be virtual or in-person, depending on your resources and audience. Encourage attendees to share their career journeys and insights, and provide opportunities for mentorship and collaboration.
Pro Tip! Use LiveAlumni to help you identify successful women alums in various industries and invite them as speakers or panelists.
2. Share Inspiring Success Stories
Highlight the achievements of women alumni in your institution's newsletters, social media, and website. Share their success stories and celebrate their contributions to their fields.
3. Provide Professional Development Opportunities
Offer career development workshops and training sessions that address gender-based challenges in the workplace, such as negotiating salaries, navigating bias, and breaking through the glass ceiling. Encourage women to participate in these opportunities and provide resources to help them advance in their careers.
4. Advocate for Gender Equality
Take a public stand for gender equality and support policies that promote equal pay, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Pro Tip! Use LiveAlumni salary data to help you demonstrate the impact of gender inequality on the workforce and the economy, and advocate for change.
International Women's Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women alumni and empower them in their careers. By hosting networking events, sharing inspiring success stories, providing professional development opportunities, and advocating for gender equality Colleges & Universities can make a real difference in the lives of women and contribute to a more equitable and diverse workforce.
We hope these ideas inspire you as you celebrate International Women's Day and support your female alumni in their careers.