International Women’s Day Events, the #BalanceforBetter Campaign and Brands Supporting IWD 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) is on March 8th and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women since 1911. The first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. As of today and over a century later the IWD celebration belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. In this post you will find information on IWD events, the #BalanceforBetter campaign and IWD company initiatives within the beauty and fashion industry.

International Women’s Day 2019 events

IWD events differ from concerts and conferences to fun runs and festivals. IWD goal is to raise awareness, celebrate achievement, rally for change, help forge a more gender-balanced world and help drive a #BalanceforBetter. To search IWD 2019 events in your neighborhood please visit:

#BalanceforBetter: Better the Balance – Better the World

The fight for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth and gender-balanced sports coverage is on. Then again it’s been on for a long while and most recently with the #metoo movement and social media giving women empowerment to speak their voice and rally for gender equality. It is imperative to have gender balance and essential for economies along with communities so they can thrive.

This year’s IWD 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter and it just doesn’t run only on IWD but runs all year long. The campaign theme provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action, with #BalanceforBetter activity reinforced and amplified all year.

This year for IWD and #BalanceforBetter campaign it’s time to take a selfie and post via social! Put your hands out and STRIKE THE #BalanceforBetter POSE and make International Women’s Day YOUR day. Next, post your #IWD2019 message on social media with your “hands out” balance pose for a strong call-to-action for others to also help forge a #BalanceforBetter world.

Companies Celebrating IWD and Backed by Female Founders or Chief Executive Officers

WWD recently published “How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019” to help readers find out what being done in the fashion and beauty world for IWD. Per their article, there are several fashion and beauty brands are gearing up to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.

As part of IWD companies backed by female founders or chief executive officers are coming to the forefront of their brands to advocate for female empowerment and the support of young women, like Diane von Furstenberg, who is hosting a day of panels aimed at celebrating women in charge, while Donna Karan is hosting an all-female art exhibit highlighting identity and femininity. There are also other brands are giving back to global organizations. To find out which brands or to read WWD article further on how fashion and beauty brands are celebrating International Women’s Day please visit:

For more information about IWD 2019 please visit: Also check out the IWD 2019 Image Collection and IWD 2019 Photo Competition. Happy International Women’s Day and hope everyone celebrates Women’s day every day and keep the #BalanceforBetter campaign going throughout the year.


Source: IWD, WWD