International Women’s Day 2021

Today for International Women’s Day we want to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women in the wedding industry. #IWD2021

80% of business owners in the £14.7bn wedding industry are women.

International Women’s Day provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women’s equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more.

The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions, community groups, professional associations, women’s networks, charities and non-profit bodies, and the media.

Collectively every person and all groups can make a difference within their sphere of influence by taking concrete action to help build a more gender equal world. IWD is celebrated everywhere. It’s a big day for inspiration and change.

#ChooseToChallenge

So in support of our industry on @internationalwomenday we are asking you to #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? Feel free to get creative and #standupforweddings in your own unique way.

Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Download a Selfie Card

Today we would like you to please download a selfie card from the International Women’s Day website here.

Or have fun and create your own! 👩‍🎨 Props can also be used if you feel more empowered that way? Make it yours. 🎉

Then we want you to:

1. Raise your hand up high 🙋‍♀️
2. Hold your selfie card ❤️
3. Take a picture 🤳
4. Publish on social media with the #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge and #WhatAboutWeddings hashtags.

Let’s be seen. Let’s empower. Let’s celebrate.

Instagram + Facebook Tiles – Please help yourself!

Twitter tiles can be found at the end of the page.

Quotes below have been lifted from the following publication:

Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact
Fifth report of session 2019-21 by Women & Equalities Committee
Published 9th February 2021

Access the report in full here.

Statistics are from the What About Weddings survey, conducted in December 2020.

Twitter Tiles – Please help yourself!

Quotes below have been lifted from the following publication:

Unequal impact? Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact
Fifth report of session 2019-21 by Women & Equalities Committee
Published 9th February 2021

Access the report in full here.

Statistics are from the What About Weddings survey, conducted in December 2020.