2022 Women’s History Month and IWD Events #BreakTheBias

Women’s History Month is an annual event held across the United States to celebrate the contributions and achievements women have made nationally and internationally. Commemorated each March, the month-long event calls to honor specific members of the community for their hard work, commitment, and highlight progress made against ongoing stigma and bias. This year, the theme “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is a tribute to caregivers and frontline workers, those currently serving to support us during this ongoing pandemic, as well as those across history that have played a key role in helping humankind.

On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. While it was established in the early 20th Century, this international day of celebration has grown in size over the years with a large number of organizations hosting in person and virtual events.

This year’s IWD theme is #BreakTheBias and a range of events are taking place virtually across time zones. Most of them are free to all, and can be found here, with a special call out to a few in person events that caught our eye.

The 7th Annual International Women’s Day Boot Camp, a field day of athletic events to honor the women in our lives with fitness. March 5th, 11-2pm, ticketed $15-30

International Women’s Day Breakfast at Rise, Female Founders Breakfast, March 8th, 9-10.30am, free

The 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Benefit Concert raises money to change the futures of one million under resourced young women through the charity Girls With Impact. Held on March 8th at 8pm, guests include Nkeki Obi Melekwe of Broadway’s smash hit TINA The Tina Turner Musical, Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Nettles, and Grammy Award winner songwriter and actor Sara Bareilles. Tickets start at around $77 (+fees).

Author: Melanie O'Brien

Melanie has been an AWNY Volunteer since the first day she moved to NYC in 2021. After relocating through work and uprooting her Sydney life to NYC, she decided to give back to the community by sharing her stories and connecting with fellow Aussies who embark on a similar journey. Always open for a chat so reach out if you would like to get in touch!

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