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DBP Members Celebrate Women’s History Month

February 26, 2021
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This March, we celebrate the 34th anniversary of Women’s History Month, and honor the achievements and advancements women have made to history, culture, business, government and society in the United States. The celebration is rooted in a pivotal moment in 1908, when thousands of women took to New York City streets to demand better pay and the right to vote. Fueled by this impassioned turnout, the Socialist Party of America established the first National Women’s Day a year later. This idea sparked a series of conversations around the globe, making its way to German socialist, Clara Zetkin, who worked with women across 17 countries to formally honor International Women’s Day on March 8, 1911.

The movement was not as widespread in the U.S. during this time because of its ties to socialism, but it started to gain popularity from the undeniable need to recognize and correct the inequalities women faced. International Women’s Day wasn’t made official in the U.S. until 1975, when the United Nations (UN) began sponsoring the celebration. In 1978, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in California became the catalyst for extending the day-long celebration to a week through essay contests, presentations and parades.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week, and two years later, a Congressional resolution made it officially, “Women’s History Week.” Schools and organizations around the country integrated the celebrations into their curriculums and programs with great success, and by 1986, 14 states had extended their celebrations to a month. The groundswell of support led Congress to declare the event a month-long celebration, on March 12, 1987.

The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) sets an annual theme to mark the start of the celebration. This year’s theme carries over from 2020: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced.” While 2020 had its challenges, it also celebrated the centennial of women’s voting rights and brought to the forefront the urgency for intersectional discourse in the women’s movement.

Each year’s celebration is an ode to the past, and a nod to new opportunities in women’s advancement and equality. Our member organizations understand this and have shared all the ways they’re acknowledging Women’s History Month this year. In addition to our Women’s History Month Resource Hub that showcases important historical facts and current resources, below are examples of how DBP member companies celebrate women’s achievements, and illustrate their commitment to strengthening women’s inclusion and advancement.


In honor of Women’s History Month, AbbVie’s Women Leaders in Action Employee Resource Group will host a series of speakers and virtual events throughout March for all AbbVie employees. They also plan to acknowledge the month via social media posts throughout the month.

Alight Solutions

Here’s what Alight Solutions is doing in support of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month:

“Choose to Challenge” Celebrations:

Keynote Speakers
Supporting the “Choose to Challenge” theme, they identified two speakers who are trailblazers and have succeeded in business, and who have expertise in women’s areas: Dr. Rachel Yvonne Dalton, entrepreneur, coach and motivational speaker; and Edna Ambundo, Director of India Global Technology & Design for Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

Local Initiatives
Alight Solutions has a large team that is partnering with leaders across the globe to support local violence against women organizations, and to provide education highlighting the challenges that many women face inside and outside of the workforce.

Selfie Event
The “Choose to Challenge” selfie card can be shared on social media using a custom hashtag #bealightforwomen and the IWD hashtag #choosetochallenge

Workshop- 50 Ways to Fight Bias
Hosted by Xan Daniels, 50 Ways to Fight Bias is a program designed by Lean In to empower all employees to identify and challenge bias, taking place on March 23.

MS Teams Backgrounds and LinkedIn banner
Employees can download custom backgrounds on MS Teams and LinkedIn banners to use throughout March.

Spotlights every week during March to highlight colleagues who are sharing their stories about what the theme of International Women’s Day means to them.


AlixPartners has the following events and programs lined up for March and International Women’s Day, which their WE Matters ERG is helping to organize:


  • Virtual Art Tours – 3 separate regional events to be led by Prof. Andrew Lear
    • Choosing to Challenge: Women Artists of the 19th Century
    • Feisty Women of the Met
    • The Sinner and the Saint
  • Fireside chat with Shellye Archambeau, author of “Unapologetically Ambitious”

New York:

  • AP Female MD Spotlight, newsletter
  • Flower arranging workshop


  • Discussion session: “Growth of Women at AlixPartners over the past 40 years” – This platform will be used to discuss how to create a path/environment for growth of women over the next 5–10 years. Members will also share personal stories.


  • Care packages (candle, tea, spa products) are being sent to the WE Matters Dallas members

Baxter International

The Baxter Women Leaders (BWL) business resource group has several events and activities planned in celebration of Women’s History Month.

On International Women’s Day, BWL will host an online chat through Baxter’s internal social media platform. Participants are encouraged to wear purple, the official color of International Women’s Day, and share their thoughts around the theme, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.”

Embracing diverse perspectives of different genders helps to drive the best performance of all employees. That’s why, on March 16, BWL will present an in-depth discussion of gender differences featuring guest speaker Barbara Annis, CEO of Gender Intelligence Group.

To close out Women’s History Month, BWL is also hosting a virtual conversation, on March 25, about actionable ways to build resilience in the workplace.


In observance of Women’s History Month, the GROW (Growing Representation & Opportunities for Women) Business Resource Group is hosting and promoting several exciting events during the month of March.

International Women’s Day & U.S. GROW Kick-Off
The U.S. chapters of GROW will start the month with a three-day speaker series focused on gender equality, influencing, and empowerment. Highlights from each day include the following:

  • Day 1- “Elevate Gender Equality in the Workplace” will feature a keynote address and Q&A from Bayer’s CFO on bias recognition and response, a spotlight on GROW’s ally strategy, and a cross-divisional panel with top U.S. leaders focused on gender equality in the workplace.
  • Day 2- “Become a Person of Influence: Speak Up and Lead” will spotlight the International Women’s Day theme #ChooseToChallenge, and will also feature keynote speaker, Karen Friedman, discussing women as influencers in the workplace.
  • Day 3- “Empowerment, Self-Care & Support During the Covid Era and Beyond” focuses on the challenges women are currently facing, with a keynote address from Lauren Daley, and a fireside chat with key female leaders. They will also learn about the Global 100 Million Women Initiative and Bayer’s Direct Relief partnership in the U.S.

#ChooseToChallenge Campaign
In support of International Women’s Day, Bayer will launch a campaign during March inviting employees to #ChooseToChallenge how they will help forge a gender-equal world. They are providing tools to help employees make a pledge, and share internally and externally.

Promoting Allies
To close out the month, GROW will sponsor a free webinar for its employees, presented by Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), titled, “Good Guys: How Men Can be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace.”


In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dinsmore is organizing a website and social media campaign to run through the end of March beginning on International Women’s Day (March 8th). A dedicated page of the firm website will feature female attorneys and staff members sharing their stories of challenging gender bias and inequity in their career and in life. We will also feature statements from male allies and a client partner. Dinsmore’s celebration of women has become an annual tradition supported and organized in part by the firm’s Women’s Initiative.

Plans include:

  • A Dinsmore Women’s Month webpage featuring new interviews and photos to go live on International Women’s Day
  • A video featuring Women’s Initiative chair Stacey Borowicz and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Tammy Bennett linked to the women’s month webpage and shared on our social media platforms
  • A firm-wide email message from Stacey Borowicz kicking off the campaign on International Women’s Day
  • Social media posts beginning on International Women’s Day with spotlight teasers running each week through the end of the month featuring our interview subjects and using the official IWD hashtag #ChooseToChallenge
  • Our women’s month link on the firm’s intranet site

Join us by using this link.


Experian is launching a global campaign inviting all employees to join the International Women’s Day celebration by sharing on the company’s internal communication platform what they #ChooseToChallenge to help promote a gender equal world.

Brian Cassin, CEO, is hosting a fireside chat with the women of the Experian board to hear their stories, learn from their experience and find out their views on how to drive positive change and future growth.

To support global activity, Experian will be hosting regional leadership panel discussions and keynote speaker events tackling a range of topics from authenticity, to empowerment and overcoming adversity.

First Horizon Corporation

“Celebrating, Advocating & Empowering Women”
First Horizon Corporation has created a month of activities in observance of Women’s History Month. Intentional about building cultural competence related to women’s issues, First Horizon created these activities to provide opportunities, empowerment and advocacy to women, and celebrate their contributions.

Virtual Events/Tours
First Horizon will be hosting WebEx Events focused on women’s issues to include guided conversations, panel discussion, and celebratory topics:

  • A Conversation with David Michaelis, Author of Eleanor
    Hosted by Facing History and Ourselves
  • International Women’s Day Virtual Celebration
    Highlighting Women in our communities making a difference
  • Anxiety and Advocacy during COVID
    Hosted by Women’s Initiative Chattanooga and Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga (Associate Resource Group)
  • Conversations from the She Suite Coffee Talk
    A discussion on experiences as Female Executives

Social Media Spotlights
Weekly posts spotlight women with First Horizon, and their contributions to the organization and the community.

Opportunities for all to engage at all levels. A list of books, videos, coloring pages for children, and community organizations focused on women’s issues. Examples listed below:

  • Brave, Not Perfect
    Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code
  • My Beloved World
    Sonia Sotomayor, First Latina Supreme Court Justice
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy
    Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant, COO of Facebook, Founder of LeanIn.Org & OptionB.Org
  • Dare to Lead
    Brené Brown, Research Professor at University of Houston
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou, Poet & Civil Rights Activist
  • Becoming
    Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of the United States

General Mills

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Leadership Network is hosting the first all virtual, global, two-day event on March 10 and 11.

The theme of this year’s event is #ChoosetoChallenge – A challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Agenda & program includes:

  • March 10
    Keynote speakers – #ChooseToChallenge – Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion, and Gloria Maria, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Brazil

Global Kick-Off featuring Abby Wambach
“A challenged world is an alert world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”

Development Session: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome featuring Brazilian journalist, Gloria Maria
“The courage to challenge requires confidence.”

  • March 11
    Development Session: Taking Control of Your Own Story featuring Zainab Salbi, Founder and Former CEO of Women for Women International
    Regardless of circumstance or title, the most effective leaders are those who can shape the world around them in spite of any hurdles. The event closes with an awards session.

Interpublic Group

In celebration of International Women’s Day, IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), is engaging in, #ChooseToChallenge, an initiative launched by the IWD website.

Our March 5, IPG WLN Co-Chairs from different chapters across the country will share what they “Choose to Challenge” – gender bias and beyond. Each post will include #IPGChoosetoChallenge #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensDay

JBG Smith

  • HerStory Campaign – JBG SMITH will be celebrating the incredible contributions of women in its workplace. Each week, they will highlight an amazing woman of JBG SMITH via social media and internally.
  • D&I Leadership Blog Series – the March blog will be focused on the women’s history, current “firsts” in the political world, and how women continue to drive change.
  • International Women’s Day – there will be a companywide promotion of this year’s theme #choosetochallenge, and a scheduled virtual “toast” to International Women around the globe.
  • D&I Monthly Newsletter – featuring topics and resources centered around women, and women’s accomplishments/historical contributions.


As part of the celebration, JLL created a global campaign toolkit designed to inspire employees to share their personal commitment to IWD through custom social media tiles and prompts for telling their story.

Whether it’s a simple recognition of IWD itself, thoughts on the “Choose to Challenge” IWD theme, a celebration of women’s achievements, or perspectives on a diverse and inclusive world, JLL employees are encouraged to create a personal social media post on IWD using the hashtags #IWD2021, #ChooseToChallenge and #JLLWomenInspire.

JLL is also creating a video that showcases the many ways they are committed to achieving more gender parity in the world. The video will be shared across the organization and posted globally on JLL social media handles on IWD.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Women’s Network is hosting two virtual sessions to recognize the achievements of pioneering women during Women’s History Month.

  • Dr. Anthea Coster, principal research scientist and an assistant director for the MIT Haystack Observatory, will deliver a presentation on Dr. Lise Meitner, a physicist whose monumental achievements in the area of nuclear fission were never fully recognized by the Nobel Committee, who instead awarded the Nobel Prize to her colleagues. Coster will bring to light the accomplishments and story of Lise Meitner—a story intertwined with Coster’s own family history, as her grandfather helped Lise Meitner escape from Nazi Germany.
  • The organization will also showcase a recently surfaced treasure from the Lincoln Laboratory Archives, a series of skits titled “Did You Notice???” Filmed in 1974 by the Lincoln Laboratory Women’s Forum, the skits touch on issues of the day faced by women in the workplace. The skits will be broadcast and accompanied by a discussion, giving attendees a chance to reflect and comment on the environment portrayed and its differences and similarities with the present.

Additionally, the Lincoln Laboratory Heritage Month Video Committee is creating a video celebrating the achievements of women in the workplace and acknowledging the challenges ahead.


MongoDB is celebrating Women’s History Month with a variety of events hosted by MDBWomen, MongoDB’s Women’s Group:

  • Spotlight sessions with various internal MongoDB Women’s Group speakers, who will share their strengths and skills with other members
  • A workshop session with four MongoDB women leaders titled, “Being a Woman Leader and Growing Your Career”
  • A “Women in Engineering” panel with two external speakers, highlighting women with successful careers in engineering
  • An internal kudos board where women and allies can give shoutouts to their women peers
  • Global purple shirt day on International Women’s Day
  • A women and allies yoga and meditation session

Moody’s Corporation

In honor of Women’s History Month, Moody’s will launch a designated Gender and Finance hub featuring a range of business offerings, leadership programs and community partnerships that center on promoting gender equality. In addition, the employee-led Women’s Business Resource Group will hold virtual events and activities across the U.S. and globally to celebrate the accomplishments of women, and address the barriers women still face in the workplace and greater society. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a “Phenomenal Women” speaker series. Throughout March, we will also profile leading women at Moody’s to recognize their contributions and give them a platform for guiding the next generation of leaders.

Northern Trust

Northern Trust is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in March, including commemorating International Women’s Day on March 8—a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Programming for the month include:

  • International Women’s Day Campaign – launch a #ChooseToChallenge campaign video which features several employees taking the pledge to challenge gender bias and inequality.
  • On-Demand Video Podcast on the Power of Allyship featuring two senior leaders to reinforce the concept that allyship can be powerful in other business transactions and decisions.
  • Virtual vision boards – hosted for our Tempe employees and an activity part of their membership meeting
  • Panel discussion highlighting the careers and stories of three senior women in our Wealth Management business
  • Virtual museum tour – a tour of the National Women’s History Museum featuring the “Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement” exhibit
  • Community services events and more scheduled throughout the month and across the globe

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is proud to honor the extraordinary determination and tenacity of women. During Women’s History Month, the Northrop Grumman International Women’s Network (NGWIN) employee resource group, in partnership with corporate citizenship and the diversity, equity and inclusion groups, will host several live virtual events to highlight the achievements of women around the world. Truly a global celebration, activities will be happening at Northrop Grumman sites in the United States, Japan, Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom, providing a wealth of inspiration, resources and information on women’s health and well-being.

On March 8, Northrop Grumman will join the global celebration recognizing the economic, political and social achievements of women, during International Women’s Day. Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, will kick-off the company’s celebration with opening remarks related to this year’s theme “Choose to Challenge.”


  • Encouraged to show solidarity by wearing purple, the official colors of International Women’s Day (IWD)
  • Strike the IWD pose and pledge to promote women’s equality
  • Take a selfie with a pledge card and post on social media using #IDW2021
  • Sign the “Choose to Challenge” virtual pledge on the Northrop Grumman IWD website

Northrop Grumman will also participate in the Dress for Success’s annual campaign for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The campaign calls on individuals to give just one hour of pay to help women achieve financial independence and upward mobility. This year the campaign will introduce “31 Days of Women in Power” to” to celebrate and highlight the importance of female leadership, with Kathy Warden being recognized as one of the 31 female executives.

In addition to the above, Northop Grumman is hosting a series of events throughout Women’s History Month:
March 1-29 – Candy Contest
March 8

  • International Women’s Day Events
  • Be Bold: Choose to Challenge
  • International Events in focus countries: Australia; Middle East
    March 9 – Virtual Book Club
    March 10 – Gender Equity in the World and in the Workplace panel discussion
    March 11
  • International Women’s Day Event in the UK: Choose to Challenge – Strength in Diversity
  • Women as Project Leaders
    March 15
  • International Women’s Day Event in Japan: Japan’s Challenges in Advancing Women’s Participation
  • He for She panel discussion
  • Choose to Challenge Gender Stereotypes, Discrimination, and Bias panel discussion
  • Leading through Adversity
    March 16 – International Women’s Day Event in South Korea: She Did It
    March 17
  • Women’s Health and Well-being
  • Women’s History Awards
    March 24
    Trade Compliance & the NDA Process
    Women’s History Month Panel: Choose to Challenge
    March 26 – Virtual Yoga Event

Retail Business Services

Retail Business Services is connecting International Women’s Day as part of our overall Women’s History Month planning. We are also leveraging some of our external partners as part of our offerings to our associates:

  • 3/3/21: Network of Executive Women is hosting a Fireside Chat with Julie Morales, VP Finance and CFO of The GIANT Company, one of our brand partners within Ahold Delhaize USA. Retail Business Services has raffled off tickets to 15 associates to attend this event.
  • 3/5/21: We are encouraging our associates to attend the Network of Executive Women’s International Women’s Day panel discussion featuring Kate Weaver, Supplier Diversity Manager for Peapod Digital Labs. Kate supports all Ahold Delhaize USA brands and we are excited to hear her share insights on this topic.
  • 3/8/21: Retail Business Services, in partnership with the Women in Tech Business Resource Group (BRG) at Peapod Digital Labs, is offering multiple workshops on topics of career growth and challenges and successes for women in the workplace.
  • 3/11/21: The Quincy, Mass., chapter of Retail Business Services’ Women’s BRG is hosting a fireside chat featuring China Widener, Principal, Strategy and Analytics with Deloitte. This conversation will tell China’s inspirational career story as well as provide actions to how our associates can achieve optimal growth in their own professional lives.
  • Throughout the month of March, we will highlight women in our organization through communications pieces on our company intranet. They will speak to the importance of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and the experience of women who are working in the current remote environment.
  • We will also have sessions of RBS Reads, which are engaging video events for associates and their children or household members to tune in and enjoy a children’s book narrated by a Retail Business Services associate. For Women’s History Month, the two RBS Reads sessions will feature children’s books focused on women empowerment and growth. RBS Reads is a series we have started in response to the demands of childrearing while working remotely with many children staying home from school due to COVID-19 protocols.
  • We will feature four associates internally and externally on our intranet site, website blog and social media channels. These women associates will share stories, perspective and insights about their experiences as women. Topics might include women in the workplace, cultural differences for women, how to ally and advocate for women’s equity, experiences of balancing work and home responsibilities, greatest women inspirations or role models, or any other topics that the associates would like to share about.


Scotiabank’s 2021 International Women’s Day campaign’s central theme is “Said Before / She Said” – drawing on the idea that women have been saying the same thing about equality for a long time. While much has changed, women still have a long way to go. The campaign features quotes from influential women in history and galvanizes people to act, so the next generation doesn’t have to repeat those words again. In doing this, Scotiabank will thoughtfully capture attention to advance a call for equality for every future.

Internal: The company will be hosting a global, virtual event called the “She Said Summit,” for all employees, featuring six sessions centered around our three important stakeholder groups: employees, customers, and communities. The objective is to showcase Scotiabank as the employer of choice for the diverse communities it serves, by offering employees options to engage in the topics that matter to them most, while featuring some top emerging women and committed men allies.

External: “Said Before” will be used to thoughtfully capture attention and advance a call for equality in a way that’s personal, emotional, and can’t be ignored. The company will feature women of today repeating words from women of the past, bringing the idea to life through a short film, a social media campaign and more. The external marketing campaign is available in several countries in which Scotiabank operates.


Using the International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge theme Sodexo with the SoTogether Employee Business Resource Group celebrate Women’s History Month (WHM) and International Women’s Day (IWD).

Sodexo is renewing its global IWD job shadowing initiative, SheWorks, that was launched in 2019. During the month of March, Sodexo Managers are volunteering to connect with women from ethnic communities, individuals with disabilities, and work-eligible refugees to expose them to job opportunities they may not have previously considered. Through this experience, SheWorks participants are realizing their potential and opportunities for economic independence. Additionally, on IWD, SoTogether Employee Business Resource Group will offer a virtual professional development session titled, “Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough.” In the spirit of “Choose To Challenge”, participants will be invited to check their biases – in the actions they take and the decision they make – towards achieving women’s equality.

SoTogether is engaging in several activities during WHM and through the year. Their virtual National Annual Meeting will take place on March 23. Members will be encouraged to “Choose To Challenge” by calling out gender bias and inequality, celebrating women’s achievements, and questioning stereotypes to help forge a more inclusive world.

WHM and IWD are being promoted across Sodexo locations using various channels including posters, internal websites, newsletters, and social media.


Starbucks Women’s History Month 2021 theme is, “OUR FUTURE IS TOGETHER.” The company says: “This year’s Women’s History Month gives us five weeks of opportunities to learn, to be inspired and to take action to lift each other up. To elevate, advocate and amplify marginalized voices. To come together around the belief that every woman’s success is critical to our collective success. With topics that cover intersectional feminism, incarceration, challenges of caregiving, suffrage, indigenous rights, and race and equity, this year’s programming brings us together through not only awareness but action. Because we are our future, and our future is together.”

Women of Starbucks – WEEK ONE
Women’s History Month programming will open with a celebration of the diverse and intersectional voices of Starbucks partners.

Women, Prisons and Change – WEEK TWO
Events during week two will focus on exploring the experience of female incarceration, the challenges formerly incarcerated women can experience during reentry and what Starbucks can do to support. Featuring Lucy Helm.

Creating Equity for All Women – WEEK THREE
Race, gender and sexual identity are key areas where policy makers are working to create positive change for all women. These speakers will discuss opportunities for building equity through policy and practice.

Indigenous Women’s Rights – WEEK FOUR
During week four, there will be a deep dive into challenges facing Indigenous women, including women’s suffrage, voting and land rights, period poverty, violence against Indigenous women, and the myriad cultural roles and values of Indigenous women.

Self-Care While Caregiving – WEEK FIVE
A meditation session or a virtual yoga class will be taught by Java Gym’s Candace Conaty.

TDIndustries, Inc.

Over the last 75 years, TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) has supported women in the industry by providing equal opportunities for women to give back and grow business lines in construction technology, service, facility maintenance, multifamily and more. TD has a long history of women who trailblaze, including Founder Jack Lowe Sr.’s mother and aunt, who played a critical role in launching TD in 1946.

Women’s History Month
Focus: Highlighting key female Partners within TDIndustries, and the roles they play within the organization

  • Feature on key female trailblazers over our 75 years, including Harriet Lowe, Florence Lowe, Julia Greer, Julie Strong, and Terri Covert
  • Weekly articles/blogs featuring current female TD Partners
  • Testimonies/Quotes highlighting female Partners in their diverse roles throughout the organization
  • Highlight TD’s Breaking the Mold Video – featuring female Partners in the trades in partnership with United Way’s THRIVE Program
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day Web Seminar hosted by Diversity Best Practices
  • March 7-13 – Women in Construction Week featuring daily blogs and social media spotlights on female construction Partners, highlighting their contributions to the industry
  • March 30 – Women in Construction Leadership Panel featuring top female Leaders from TD & Special Guests

Additional Area of Focus

  • Women’s Partner Resource Groups (PRG) – component of TD’s three-year diversity and inclusion plan with a focus on celebrating the power of individual differences

The GIANT Company

In March, women will be celebrated through a series of internal and external efforts, for team members, supplier partners, and customers. From sharing inspiring stories on social media, hosting learning events for team members, recognizing the month in the online circular, acknowledging International Women’s Day and #ChoosetoChallenge biases, to building allyship, and encouraging the team to wear purple to show solidarity, Giant says it is committed to celebrating women and their impact, both on business and society.

External Support:

  • Social Media:
    • Paid Facebook and Instagram post on March 1 celebrating Women’s History Month.
    • Organic Facebook and Instagram posts that will run throughout March to feature the stories of women owners (Bakery Bling, Amelia Springs, Sweet Loren’s and Frieda’s).
    • LinkedIn Post featuring the stories of women owners.
    • LinkedIn posts throughout March to highlight stories from women team members.
  • Circular:
    • March 12-31 – Digital Circular Ad featuring select items from women-owned brands and their stories.

Internal Support:

  • Event:
    • On International Women’s Day, Giant is holding an event in partnership with the BRG LINC and the Tone Networks.
    • Giant will be asking team members to nominate a female team member who empowers women, lifts them up and celebrates other women’s achievements. The company will have a physical board for Store, Distribution Center and e-commerce team members to pin up their nomination and showcase the team members and their inspirational stories. There will be a virtual board for support office team members.
  • Internal Communications:
    • Newsfeed and Associate Connect internal message to kick off Women’s History Month.
    • Weekly Wire and Associate Connect internal messages throughout March that highlight stories from women team members.
    • Sign at the timeclock to wear purple and nominate team members who empowers women
    • Flatscreen messages throughout March to communicate:
    • Team member stories
    • Call to action to wear purple on International Women’s Day
    • Call to action to attend the event on International Women’s Day
    • Call to action to nominate team members who empowers women
    • Women-owned vendor stories

US Cellular

US Cellular is celebrating Women’s History Month with a festive banner graphic featured in a prominent location on the company intranet site in addition the following virtual engagements and events:

  • Monday, March 8: CEO Video on Yammer: Kicking off International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month is a video of the president and CEO and other enterprise leaders from the parent company in support of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
  • Thursday, March 11: JaneTALK: This is a TedTalk style event with five speakers enterprise wide, speaking for 8-10 minutes on a topic of their choice.
  • Tuesday, March 16: A fun game centered around facts about glass shattering/groundbreaking women, and women’s history.
  • Thursday, March 18: Networking Activity – Participants will watch a preselected TedTalk prior to joining the event, and after opening up the call, they will go into hosted breakout rooms to meet one another, engage in ice breakers and talk about what they have watched.
  • March 8-March 19: Woman Who Has Inspired Me – an online form that anyone can fill out to “nominate” a woman who has inspired them, and why. The stories will be shared in the internal Yammer community for the Women in Action resource group.

VF Corporation

VF Corporation celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day through the following events:

  • Women’s Empowerment Speaker Series
    • Empowering Your Best Self, fast tracking your career, the impacts of COVID-19 on female advancement, and what’s at risk when we don’t empower our best selves.
  • We #ChoosetoChallenge Panel Discussion
    • How do VF Corporation leaders challenge the status quo and make change within their teams and across the organization.
  • Women’s Empowerment Through their Value Chain
    • Discussion on how VF Corporation is advocating for global human rights and women’s empowerment through their value chain.
  • Allyship and Advocacy Training Specific to Supporting Women
    • Teams will spend time learning about what allyship and advocacy are, and how to be an ally and advocate for women.


ViacomCBS is celebrating Women’s History Month through the following activities and events:
Let’s Talk About It with the Women from The Talk

  • Wednesday, March 3
  • The Talk Hosts Confirmed: Sharon Osborne, Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth
  • Host: Deborah Norville, Anchor of Inside Edition

International Women’s Day in partnership with She Runs It

  • Monday, March 8
  • ViacomCBS Participants:
    • Antoinette Clarke, SVP Branded Entertainment & Media Innovation, National Sales
    • Mary Daily, Co-President of WW Marketing and Distribution, Paramount
    • Kimberly Paige, EVP Chief Marketing Officer, BET Networks
    • Ingrid Cipriani Matthews, EVP Washington Bureau Chief, CBS News
  • She Runs It Participants: • Amanda Richman, U.S CEO, Wavemaker
    • Karna Crawford, Head of Consumer Activation Strategy & Media, Verizon
    • Pooja Midha, President, true[X]
    • Kyoko Matsushita, Global CEO, Essence (WPP Group)
    • Tammy Levine, Managing Director, Head of Consumer Marketing, US Consumer Banking, Citi
  • Host: Lynn Branigan, Founder & CEO of She Runs It

Ida B. Wells partnership with Simon and Schuster

  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Conversation with Michelle Duster, great-grand daughter of Ida B Wells, and author of Ida B. Wells the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B Wells

Ladies Get Paid partnership with Simon and Schuster

  • Monday, March 15
  • Conversation with Claire Wasserman, educator, author, and founder of Ladies Get Paid, a global community that champions the professional and financial advancement of women

Women Who Work It Cork It in partnership with the James Beard Foundation

  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Wine demonstration with two sommeliers:
    • Tahiirah Habibi, Sommelier & Founder, The Hue Society
    • Cha McCoy, Sommelier, Public Speaker & Founder, Cha Squared LLC

Safe Horizon Volunteer Partnership

  • Volunteer event to put together 216 Kynd Kits, which would be assembled by Women+ membership via a Zoom event, and then shipped to Safe Horizon for distribution to the women in the shelter

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Here are some ways Walgreens is celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (IWD):

Women of WBA BRG is organizing several virtual events during the week of IWD:
Monday, March 8, Opening Day (Live Broadcast)
A panel of Walgreens leaders from across the organization, with a short audience Q&A session
Panel includes:

  • Pam Puryear, Global Chief HR Officer
  • Christopher Smith, SVP Strategic Logistics
  • Charles Bernard, GVP, Pharmacy & Retail Field Operations
  • Heather Hughes, GVP and General Merchandising Manager

An awards ceremony honoring volunteers from and champions of Women of WBA

Tuesday, March 9 – (Livestream and Recording)

  • Mini Learning Journey

Wednesday, March 10 – KPMG for IWD (Livestream and Recording)

  • KPMG is hosting a presentation on Imposter Syndrome led by their Vice Chair of Growth and Strategy, Tandra Jackson

Thursday, March 11 – Virtual Giving Back Event

  • Multiple virtual giving back opportunities will be available

Wells Fargo

As Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day approach, here’s a look at events and activities the Women’s Team Member Network at Wells Fargo has planned.

Women’s History Month
Throughout March, the company honors contributions and achievements of women and the vital role of women in history, both at Wells Fargo and across the world.

  • Herstory: Women’s Voices and the Power of Storytelling – Monday, March 1
  • Kick off Women’s History Month with Inclusion Fireside Chat, co-hosted by WTMN and EDEI. IT will highlight the history of women’s contributions and impact at Wells Fargo, and how sharing one’s story can drive inclusion, connection, confidence, and change.
  • Ann Marie Lynch, Enterprise WTMN President and Head of Business Deposits will moderate a panel discussion with:
  • Ellen Patterson, General Counsel, WTMN Advisor
  • Gigi Dixon, Head of Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion – External Engagement
  • Alyssa Bentz, Wells Fargo Historian
  • Andrea Tatum, Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

International Women’s Day – March 8
This year’s theme for IWD on is #ChooseToChallenge, an opportunity to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

  • Get social
    Employees can look for IWD post on Team Moments and share their photo wearing purple, with their hand held high to show commitment to #ChoosetoChallenge.
  • Join the conversation
    There will be weekly topics on WTMN Team Moments in March.

WTMN Team Moments March Campaign:

  • March 1 – Leading the Way – Women in Leadership
  • March 8 – Wear purple and share #ChoosetoChallenge photos
  • March 15 – Challenge gender stereotypes and biases and influence others’ beliefs and actions
  • March 22 – Showcase “She-ro” – Celebrate Women’s Achievements/Forge positive visibility of women
  • March 29 – We are the future