According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, it is estimated that it will take 135.6 years until the global gender gap is closed. International Women’s Day highlights the gender issues that are still continuing across the world today, and drives us to continue the ongoing fight for global gender equality.
With #EmbraceEquity at the forefront of International Women’s Day 2023, this year’s event highlights the importance of the process of being fair to women and men, and recognizes the historical and social disadvantages women have faced that prevent an equal chance of succeeding.
Discover the women behind No7 and their beauty essentials, and find out more about the importance of IWD.
What is International Women’s Day?
Observed every year, IWD celebrates the achievements of women and raises awareness about the current challenges surrounding gender equality. The United Nations-sanctioned holiday allows us to honor not only those who came before us, but also the future generations to come, and celebrates the societal contributions made by women.
What is The History of International Women’s Day?
The history of IWD can be traced back to the early 1900s, with the first National Women’s Day being held across the USA in 1909. Backed by Clara Zetkin, leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ in the German Social Democratic Party, the day became internationally recognized in 1911, with countries such as Denmark and Switzerland campaigning for women’s rights.
Recognized by the United Nations in 1975, the first International Women’s Day theme was introduced in 1996 ‘Celebrating The Past, Planning For The Future’. Each new year explores a new theme, helping to raise awareness on different challenges. The ‘I’m Possible’ campaign by Adidas was featured in the 2022 theme ‘Break the Bias’, which celebrated the women of Dubai and their successes in sport and beyond.
When is International Women’s Day 2023?
This year, International Women’s Day 2023 will be held on the 8th of March and the campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity. The theme is intended to raise awareness on how people may have different circumstances and, in order to, reach an equal outcome, further resources and opportunities may be needed.
International Women’s Day Quotes from No7
No7 is dedicated to supporting women worldwide and giving them the support and confidence to live life independently. The following members of No7 talk about why the brand is important to them as a woman and their favorite products and collections.
Amy Jowett – Senior E-commerce Executive
Whilst growing up, I would watch my elder relatives use No7 so I was always aware of the significance the brand had on people – especially the women in my life. Years later, they continue to use the brand and I now use these same formulas myself. I think it really demonstrates how incredible the collections are, but also how the products can support your skincare journey throughout your life.
Having a set routine every day is important to me, especially in the morning, as it helps me get energized for the day ahead. The Protect & Perfect range is my favorite, as the skincare products boast brightening and hydrating factors. The range not only makes me feel great throughout the day and night, but I continue to recognize such noticeable differences in the health of my skin.