5 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month in Your Office
March is Women’s History Month. Here are five ways to celebrate Women's History Month, each with a dash of team building.
By the Offsyte Team, January 18, 2023
With a 45-year history, Women’s History Month is celebrated every March. This month-long celebration includes International Women’s Day, which is on March 8. During March (or any time!), your team can celebrate the historical and societal impacts made by women.
While there are many national events to commemorate iconic women, there’re a growing number of workplace celebrations that mark female achievements too. Here is how to celebrate Women’s History Month, with an added dash of team-building, with these ideas:
Give the women on your team a gift
Simple gestures sometimes mean the most. Even a small gift like a candy bar, a $10 gift card to a local coffee shop, or a handwritten note of appreciation can transform someone’s day.
Help your female colleagues find balance
Research shows women struggle to find a work-life balance. Fifty percent of women say they do more of the “unpaid chores” for their family, like making dinner, cleaning the house, or managing childcare. Those stresses tend to spill into a woman’s work life.
As a company, you can support the need for a work-life balance. How? Be sympathetic when your female colleagues need to leave early for their child’s appointment or offer them a schedule where they can define their working hours.
Plan a “purple day”
On International Women’s Day (March 8), ask employees to wear purple to show their support of women. Purple is the recognized color that symbolizes women’s equality. You could even add an incentive to participate. For instance, anyone wearing purple on the designated day can claim a gift card to the local pizza shop.
Host a luncheon and celebrate milestones
Considering a catered lunch at work? Aside from a great meal and time to engage with coworkers, a manager could say a few words about the team and recognize the milestones made by women.
The company could even ask employees to nominate a Woman of the Year. Ask employees to fill out a simple form that explains why a particular woman should be recognized and reveal the winner at the luncheon. Consider giving the winner a gift card or an additional paid day off.
Set up a special team-building event
Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to recognize women while strengthening relationships. There are plenty of no-prep events that you can host right at the office. For example, you could host a game night, transform the conference room into a virtual paint-and-sip party, or offer a coffee and tea-making masterclass.
How do you go about setting up these kinds of events? You could do all of the work internally or you could work with Offsyte. We’ll ship all of the materials you need to guests’ homes (or your office) and manage the logistics. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the team-building experience.
Women’s History Month is a great time to not only recognize the hard-working women that make your company great but also to strengthen internal teams.
More to Know About How to Celebrate Women's History Month at Work
Some common questions people have about celebrating Women's History Month in the office.
How do you celebrate Women's History Month at work?
You can celebrate Women's History Month at work by playing games, honoring a Woman Of The Year, or hosting a team-building activity.
How do you virtually celebrate Women's History Month?
You can virtually celebrate Women's History Month by hosting a Zoom activity. Make it something special that honor's the women at your company.
What do you celebrate during Women's History Month?
During Women's History Month, you honor the many achievements made by women throughout history.
Looking for the perfect event to celebrate Women's History Month with your team? Offsyte's 'Women's History Month 2023' collection features more than 100 events that are women-owned.
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