Less than 50 years ago career opportunities for women were extremely limited, especially in the creative sphere. The rise of marketing, advertising and digital in the last 20 years have drastically changed this.
Women are increasingly taking leadership roles in the technology orientated world, and though reaching the top of the corporate ladder is still an existing challenge, the change is considerable. We are proud to say the movement to push women’s professional development in the marketing and advertising field is making lasting improvements.
It is Time to Celebrate Women in Marketing
Here in Birmingham, we know a thing or two about proud women who dared to dream. We know it takes time, dedication, intuition, creativity and real passion to achieve success in the world of Marketing.
That’s why we’re inviting you to join us for a very special celebration of International Women’s Day at the Ricemedia creative space. Join our event here for more information on the date, time and location.
Of course, there will be Prosecco and chats to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, and help increase visibility to forge a gender equal world.
This will be a fun opportunity to gain new connections and to support and celebrate fellow Women in the local area!
When and What is International Women’s Day?
The first Women’s Day celebration was organised in 1909 (yes, that’s over a century ago!) in New York. The example was followed by German activist Clara Zetkin who, in 1910 suggested the 8th March should be honoured as an annual celebration of the working woman. Since then International Women’s Day or International Working Women’s Day has been celebrated annually across the world.
The first documented International Women’s Day march in London happened on 8th March 1914 when suffragettes walked from Bow to Trafalgar Square.
Today the International Women’s Day is a public holiday in some countries, and is largely ignored in others. For some communities it’s a day of protest, and for others – a day of celebrations, not just of the working woman but of womanhood itself.
Did you know that the UN sets a new focus topic for International Women’s Day every year? The 2020 theme is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, and is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Join us at the Ricemedia headquarters at Squirrel Works, 51 Regent Parade, Birmingham, B1 3NS, on Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 18:00 to celebrate women empowerment, and chat about women in the workplace – including rights, equality, prospects and experience.