5 Ideas to Celebrate Women’s History Month in Your Office

March is Women’s History Month. How will your company celebrate? To provide inspiration, we have five suggestions to celebrate women, each with a dash of team building.

By the Offsyte Team, March 1, 2022

With a 44-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 this time, 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. Help your company celebrate Women’s History Month, with an added dash of team-building with these ideas:

1) Give the women on your team a gift

Simple gestures sometimes mean the most. Even a small gift like a candy bar, a $5 gift card to a local coffee shop, or a handwritten note of appreciation can transform someone’s day.

2) 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.

In addition, offer a monthly meditation and stress management class or an exercise class like yoga. If you want more options, reach out to our Offsyte team building experts to find the perfect fit.

3) 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.

4) 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, a plaque on the wall, or an additional paid day off.

5) 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 virtual game night, transform the conference room into a paint and sip party, or offer a masterclass in specialty coffee making.

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. They’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. These five ideas offer easy ways for every company to celebrate strong female employees.

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