Celebrate International Women’s Day with Forté

Let's build a gender-balanced world.

International Women’s Day, held annually on March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for a more gender-balanced world. You can make a positive difference for women everywhere with simple, everyday actions.

Let’s celebrate our achievements together! Forté has the resources for you to amplify women’s voices on social media, tools for you to build your leadership and self-empowerment wheelhouses, and keys to get you started in female mentorship at school or at work.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, and Forté challenges you to get involved!

Five Actions for International Women's Day

Challenge yourself and others to call out gender bias wherever you see it.

Invite your friends and colleagues to register for this free Forté webinar in honor of International Women’s Day!

Women Lead - Allies: Challenging Assumptions About Gender Equity
To achieve gender equity, we need everyone — including male allies — to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. Find out how to recognize and overcome gender bias in your professional or academic environment, as well as in your personal life.

Join us March 8 at noon ET for a live panel discussion featuring Julie Kratz, Founder, Next Pivot Point; Marques Benton, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Loomis; Jason Golub, VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Walker Dunlop; Stuart Riley, Global Head of Institutional Client Group (ICG) Technology and Operations at Citi; and Ryan Jenson, VP, Deputy Controller at Kaiser Permanente.

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Challenge the status quo. Request a Forté speaker.

Looking for a keynote speaker, an educational presentation, or an interactive workshop for Women's History Month on how to make your workplace more diverse, inclusive, and supportive of gender equity? Bring in Forté.


Challenge yourself to explore new opportunities.

If you have a personal goal that’ve been putting off — from developing a new skill to pursuing an MBA — International Women’s Day is the perfect time to take that first step.

Want a role model who will inspire you to break out of your comfort zone and try something new? Read about 5 Women Who Blazed Their Own Path to Business Leadership.

Challenge male colleagues to support gender equity at work or on campus.

Forté’s Men as Allies program shows men how to get involved in the gender equity movement (our reading list is a good start), and our next Men as Allies Inclusive Leadership Program for business leaders and working professionals starts May 3.

Challenge your social media followers to join you in celebrating International Women’s Day!

Take a selfie with one hand up (this year’s International Women’s Day pose), and post about why gender equity is important to you. Use the hashtags #MoreWomenLeading, #ChooseToChallenge, and #IWD2021. Sample posts you can use:

International Women’s Day is March 8. The theme is #ChooseToChallenge, and I challenge you to get involved. Will you stand up for gender equity? #IWD2021 #MoreWomenLeading http://fortefoundation.org/iwd

In honor of International Women’s Day, I challenge you to call out gender bias wherever and whenever you see it. Register for @fortefoundation’s free webinar, Challenging Assumptions About Gender Equity. #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #MoreWomenLeading http://fortefoundation.org/iwd

March 8 is International Women's Day! This year's theme, #ChooseToChallenge, is about calling out gender bias wherever you see it. For guidance, watch @fortefoundation’s free #IWD2021 webinar, Challenging Assumptions About Gender Equity. #MoreWomenLeading http://fortefoundation.org/iwd