International Women’s day is a special day celebrating the achievements of women who have played a huge part in their communities and countries throughout the world both past and present. It is also a day for us to reflect on the worldwide progress that has been made so far with bringing about gender equality whilst not forgetting how far we still have to go.
Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge – which looks to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.
Organisers of International Women’s Day are calling for people to post their #IWD2021 message on social media with your hand raised, palm out and striking the #ChooseToChallenge pose to motivate others and to make International Women’s Day your day.
Over the years Piggotts have been privileged to have had so many influential women employed who have helped to mould this company into what it is today, from management to sales from production to directors, everyone has an input and left their mark, so in tribute our team will be celebrating and toasting them all.