International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March and is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
The day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds us of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911, and since the new millennium many global corporations have also started to more actively support International Women’s Day by holding their own events.
To celebrate, our Talent Ambassadors across Retail and ALS will be working with Women in Leadership and Pay it Forward colleagues to hold local events around the themes of confidence and mentoring – which are two of this year’s key focus areas in the Walmart community.
For our Asda and George Home Office colleagues, an event will be held on Monday 9th March and Liz Earle, beauty entrepreneur, will be sharing her business journey, how she’s overcome challenges with confidence and how she manages a successful work-life balance.
We’ll be sharing some of the great stories about the International Women’s Day events on the Green Room so be sure to keep an eye out, and share your stories and pics with us too!