International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is celebrated to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world.
For many years Women have been the subject of discrimination. They were looked at as an object whose sole purpose was to stay at home and cook food for their family. They were not allowed to go outside or put forward any opinion.
While we are not saying cooking is bad but limiting their capabilities is surely not good. But the time has changed. Now Women work hand in hand with men and they are also contributing to society. And to recognize that effort, we celebrate International Women’s Day all around the world.
So today we will shed some light on the history of Women’s day and tell you how we at WPPOOL celebrate women’s empowerment.
Table of Content
- The History of International Women’s Day
- How We Celebrate Women Empowerment Here at WPPOOL
- Celebrate Women’s Day In Style!
The history of International Women’s Day
The earliest purported Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day”, was held on February 28, 1909, in New York City, organized by the Socialist Party of America.
On March 19, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was marked by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. In Austria-Hungary alone, there were 300 demonstrations, with women parading on the Ringstrasse in Vienna, carrying banners honoring the martyrs of the Paris Commune. Across Europe, women demanded the right to vote and to hold public office and protested against employment sex discrimination.
On March 8, 1917, in Petrograd, February 23, 1917, on the Julian calendar, women textile workers began a demonstration that eventually engulfed the whole city, demanding “Bread and Peace”—an end to World War I, to food shortages, and to czarism. This marked the beginning of the February Revolution, which alongside the October Revolution, made up the second Russian Revolution. Revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky wrote, “23 February (8th March) was International Woman’s Day and meetings and actions were foreseen. But we did not imagine that this ‘Women’s Day would inaugurate the revolution. Revolutionary actions were foreseen but without a date. But in the morning, despite the orders to the contrary, textile workers left their work in several factories and sent delegates to ask for the support of the strike… which led to mass strike… all went out into the streets.” Seven days later, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.
So, these are its and bits of the history of International Women’s Day. If you want to know more, you can refer to the Wikipedia page.
How we celebrate women empowerment here at WPPOOL
Here is WPPOOL, we have tried to practice the remote work culture from the beginning. And in 2021, we have fully become a remote work company.
We try to give flexibility to our workers. We don’t supervise like a hawk, rather we want end results. So, the women employees who work here can take care of their families as they have the flexibility of working. We provide virtual boundaries that help keep the professional and personal life separate.
It brings the best out of our employees and they thrive in their careers.
We also believe in second, third, fourth chances. So our employees are not afraid to take chances, especially the women. They can ask any question because there are no stupid questions.
As a remote team, we have to keep transparency in the communication. And we made sure all our employees know about that. At WPPOOL we,
- Encourage and promote flexibility
- Give boost to employees confidence by encouraging them to take chances
- Push them to hone their skills
- Refocus on diversity and inclusion. Anyone can place their opinion, raise issues.
Women employees are also in the lead positions to take important decisions and act upon them accordingly. We ensure,
- Women are given equal importance as men
- They are eqaully paid as men
- They have importnat roles in the company
- If they are capable they are given recognisition
- A safe working environment, a culture for women to thrive remotely
- Always updaitng employee handbook to make sure everyone follow the rules
- Maternity leaves.
The remote culture here at WPPOOL has given me enough time to take care of my family as well as given me an opportunity to improve my skills. Thanks to WPPOOL, I am now confident with my skills and believe I can create an impact anywhere I go!Nusrat Zahan, Business Development Executive
Because of remote culture and flexiblity I was able to join the amazing team of WPPOOL from the comfort of my home and got an opportunity to work with the industry experts. I was able to increase my skills and have the capability of taking on bigger roles in the future.Sanzinan Afrose, Digital Marketing Executive
We believe capable hands should lead the company despite their gender.
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Celebrate Women’s Day in style!
Women have a lot of roles on this planet. They are simultaneously a daughter, wife, mother, sister, worker. etc. And they are fulfilling all of their roles with great ease.
So from us to every woman in the world, “We Salute You!”. And wish you a very happy,
“International Women’s Day”