: 8 March 2023
: Varies by sector
What is the International Women’s Day about?
March 8th is about celebrating women's social, cultural, economic, and political achievements worldwide. It is also a call to action to accelerate women’s equality. IWD has been celebrated for more than a century, with the first gathering taking place in 1911.
What is this year’s theme of the IWD?
This year's theme is "DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality". It is a day of celebration for the women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education and the progress which has been made toward women’s empowerment and gender equality. It will also critically reflect on the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities to strive for greater momentum toward gender equality.
Additionally, it highlights the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and gender-based violence. To avoid growing inequalities in digital skills, access to technology, and the need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education, more awareness is needed. This should be helped with, through the IWD.
Lastly, they have the topic #EmbraceEquity for campaigns. It states that collectively we can get closer to a gender-equal world without stereotypes, bias, and discrimination. A world where everyone is valued and only together, we can forge women’s equality. By creating our own campaign with that theme for IWD2023, INCOSE shows that we are taking action to drive equity, celebrating women’s achievements, and raising awareness about opportunities for all.
INCOSE EWLSE is hosting a virtual event across the 3 sectors. The event is open to all. There will be an invited speaker from respective sectors and message from INCOSE leaders. We also plan to host a virtual café.
Sector 1 (Americas):
1530 - 1700 Pacific Time
Meeting ID: 849 0849 2649
Find your local number: https://incose-org.zoom.us/u/kbdMQei4DG
Sector 2 (EMEA):
Time: 1630 - 1800 London Time
Meeting ID: 838 8819 7440
Find your local number: https://incose-org.zoom.us/u/kbeExvkSUw
Sector 3 (Asia-Oceania):
Time: 0900 - 1030 Mumbai Time
Meeting ID: 857 9044 2706
Find your local number: https://incose-org.zoom.us/u/kecFnN7RQO