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International Women's Day 2022 - How Tech Companies are Recognizing this Day and Accelerating Equality for Women

In recognition of International Women's Day and this year's theme #BreakTheBias, we reached out to companies asking the following question: 

How is your company recognizing International Women's Day and accelerating equality for women?

Here are their responses. 

Forward Financing
In addition to the workshops and volunteer opportunities that Forward Financing is hosting, our VP of Technology, Brittney St. Germain will be facilitating a “Women In Tech” lunch for all women-identifying employees on the Technology team. The women will have the opportunity to ask questions, share their experiences working in tech, and discuss any challenges they may be facing. We are looking forward to learning more about the accomplishments of the women on our Technology team, and how we can continue to support them in their careers.
Duck Creek Technologies
Duck Creek Technologies will be kicking off the Month of March with a discussion on "What is Allyship?" with writer, speaker, organizational consultant, and public policy and communications specialist Malcom Glenn. During our annual user conference, Formation, we will also be hosting a Fireside Side chat on our main stage on March 7th with our Chief People Officer, Courtney Townsend, and Reshma Saujani, activist and Founder of Girls Who Code, a global partner of ours and Marshall Plan for Moms. In addition, our Women's Resource Group will be hosting events in honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month throughout March.
For International's Women's Day, Cedar Women+ is asking Cedarians to share stories about women in their lives they value and appreciate. The final compilation will be shared as a podcast, so all participants can share with the most important women in their lives on International Women's Day.

Cedar Women+ is one of Cedar's three employee resource groups. The mission of Cedar Women+ is to support and promote all people who are underrepresented or face gender-based biases through cultivating an environment that connects, empowers, and advances all women, both professionally and personally. We strive to remove gender barriers, promote diversity and provide a safe and supportive community in the workplace for all Cedarians.
The Women’s Initiative Network is dedicated to accelerating equality for women by providing opportunities for professional development and community connection. Not only do we hold events like women in leadership panels, professional development workshops, happy hours, coffee chats, book clubs and more, but we also foster a strong sense of community among women at ZoomInfo by having a super active Slack channel where women from across the company (and across the world) share their input on daily discussion prompts.
Aqua Security
Aqua is honoring its women and making steps to #BreaktheBias through various initiatives. One example is a panel led by Aqua board member Rona Segev of TLV Partners and features 3 Aquarian woman. All employees were invited to attend and engage. Additionally, we’ve launched a new digital magazine to spotlight several of our women – keep an eye out for it on social media! (Follow us @AquaSecTeam on Twitter, Aquaseclife on Instagram or on LinkedIn).
At Toast, we're inspired by the uniqueness we all bring to the table and the diversity of the restaurant industry. We foster an inclusive culture where all employees are empowered, motivated, and supported.

We do this in many ways, one of which is our employee resource groups, known as Toast Communities. ToastHER is our Toast Community for female-identifying Toasters and their allies. ToastHER regularly hosts networking events, mentorship programs, and learning opportunities with both internal and external speakers. This community is on a mission to empower one another in the workplace, and help others develop the personal and professional skills needed to thrive.
In support of our mission to grow a diverse and inclusive workforce, Veeva is accelerating equality for women through our Veeva Women’s Community. This employee-led resource group takes an active role in promoting gender equity in the workplace. Initiatives include partnering with our talent attraction team to diversify the talent pool, establishing a mentorship program, and offering opportunities to learn and share through DEI-focused webinars and hot topic discussions centering women's experiences in the workplace.
Liberty Mutual
At Liberty Mutual, we’re passionate about inspiring and supporting women in technology every day. Whether it’s someone’s first introduction to STEM through our coding outreach programs, mentorship through our Women in Technology (WiT) community, or a new connection as an attendee at our annual Women in Tech Summit, we continue to find ways to ensure women feel valued for their individual strengths and are recognized for driving innovation. To honor International Women's Day, we’ll be hosting a variety of programs that highlight women who are making things better and helping create change.
Markforged is celebrating International Women’s Day by bringing in a female leader in STEM who has navigated a male-dominated industry, served in many engineering advanced technology development teams, and is an active member of IEEE. We chose to partner with her to provide meaningful insight and help our employees navigate their professional journeys. She will speak with our entire team and participate in a more intimate, private Q+A session with our WAM affinity group.
Onapsis employees across the globe will be getting together on March 8 for a day of giving back, learning, and fun. Onapsis will be building donation boxes for a local women's shelter, take part in a speaker session hosted by IWD, and our team will have the opportunity to take LinkedIn Learning courses. We will also be launching our first Employee Resource Group, to support, empower and recognize the business women of Onapsis.
Following this year’s International Women’s Day theme, Woman@Pluralsight, one of our Employee Resource Groups, will be celebrating Women’s History Month by #breakingthebias. We’ll be hosting a panel discussion featuring 4 women tech leaders at Pluralsight. During which, they’ll answer a series of questions related to bias and talk about their experience as a woman in tech. Though this event is specific to IWD. Women@Pluralsight has programming year round featuring educational resources, events, and mentorship opportunities for women and allies
To commemorate this celebration, Robin is bringing the first She Makes Sense sponsored event to all our Robinauts. She Makes Sense is an event-based platform for womxn at Robin to share their expertise and experiences in a casual and supportive space. Events are held monthly on Thursdays and are typically in a presentation or discussion-based format.

On Thursday, March 10th at 12pm EST, we will have a workshop led by Claire Wasserman from Ladies Get Paid on the topic of Self-Advocacy. Here's what we'll cover on this session:

Many of us think that if we put our heads down and work hard, our work will speak for itself. But it’s actually the opposite: to get ahead, WE have to speak for our work. But easier said than done. Led by Claire Wasserman, the author and founder of Ladies Get Paid, this workshop will give you the tools to take risks, be bold, and make sure your voice is heard. Key takeaways include:
  1. Identify internal roadblocks (imposter syndrome and perfectionism) and how to combat them​
  2. ​Track and articulate your strengths and accomplishments
  3. ​Find advocates and allies
  4. ​Gain visibility and project authority
Each day of March, we are posting a Fun Fact on slack having to do with notable women in history or the history of IWD
To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, Women at Starry is relaunching their “Nominate a Starry Woman” spotlight program. All employees are able to nominate a woman who has positively impacted them, their team, or Starry by submitting their name to the group. We did this last year as well, but this year the intention is to highlight more women. Those who are selected will be recognized company-wide on Slack as well as our internal website and newsletter.
Agero’s Women Who Lead associate resource group has invited employees to submit recognitions of women mentors, role models, and leaders from across the business who have dedicated themselves to the advancement of Agero. These recognitions will be shared broadly to celebrate the talent we have! The ARG is also hosting a panel consisting of a handful of leaders who will share career development insight with a focus on equality for women.
Hi Marley
Aside from our ongoing DEI efforts and the establishment of a 'Womnx across Marley' employee resource group, Hi Marley will celebrate International Women's Day by conducting an employee-led social campaign. We are asking each of our team members to share a story about a woman that has positively impacted their life (personally or professionally) and to thank that individual via social. Employees will then also nominate individuals in their network and encourage them to do the same to share the goodwill. By shining a light on these stories we hope to elevate the voice of women and also share how actions large and small can have a profound and positive impact on the lives of others.
Simon Data
Simon Data is supporting the 2022 International Women's Day theme, "Break the Bias". We asked our team to provide a picture of their arms crossed to show solidarity; we are making the submissions into a sharable collage for social media channels. Together, we are pledging to forge women's equality, celebrating the achievements of women, and raise awareness against bias.
Allego is excited to celebrate International Women's Day as a part of Women's History Month. In March, we are conducting a workshop on common biases that women face in the workplace with the intent of mitigating it, offering a movie discussion on RBG, and hosting Women's History Trivia.
Bamboo Health
Bamboo Health is hosting author Jill Eaton to speak to us about “Gender Communication Differences: Why They Matter at Work.” Jill will share the latest research, with examples from her corporate and personal experiences, and lead a discussion about how our position on the gender spectrum impacts our relationships and effectiveness at work. Bamboo Health will also host a virtual Women’s History Trivia in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of the company’s mission, both internally and in its product development. In recognition of International Women’s Day, Motional is hosting a number of initiatives aimed at supporting its female workforce and promoting the acceleration of women across STEM fields. This includes internal workshops, women’s leadership panels, and educational spotlights of prominent female leaders across varying industries. Motional will also be featuring a number of its female employees across its social media channels throughout the month, highlighting the many career opportunities in the AV industry.
We are running a few events during Women's History Month!
  • Toast to Women at Formlabs on 3/8 with treats from local women-owned restaurants
  • Hosting a Women's Networking Night with a few panelists from Formlabs across multiple departments who will share a bit about their background and their career progression so far. We will then offer follow-up conversations split by universal skills such as negotiating & project management, and leave time for open conversation / networking.
  • Book club - reading "Women & Other Monsters" - Formlabs provides the books and we meet to discuss over 3 different meetings.
  • We have a Women in Engineering Affinity Group that is a very active community for women at Formlabs, with a couple women-specific slack channels that are pretty active as well.
Starburst is recognizing and celebrating the incredible women of Starburst through a month-long social campaign. We will amplify the voices of our women employees by sharing their views on what it means to be a woman in today's workforce and what makes them proud to identify as such. These posts will be coupled with photos displaying their diverse and unique identities — whether it be a photo of them doing something they love or sharing a part of their lives outside of work.
At GoTo, it’s our mission to cultivate and celebrate a culture of gender equality by representing and empowering women+ and allies. We strive to make our company a place where everyone can do the best work of their lives, and feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. In recognition of Women’s History Month, and the international theme #BreakTheBias, we are hosting a number of events aimed at supporting our employees in their understanding of unconscious bias. For the first time, GoTo will be hosting a company-wide development time, with live and self-paced learning opportunities, for employees to understand the various kinds of unconscious bias. In addition to providing educational opportunities for all employees, we are providing a safe space for women+ and allies to reflect on the theme for the month, and to feel comfortable expressing themselves, their feelings, and their stories. In addition to thought leadership throughout the month, we will be volunteering as a company with San Francisco Village to host intergenerational conversations with older adults. Ultimately, we hope that everyone at GoTo feels they have a voice, a sense of community, and endless opportunities to grow as a professional. GoTo is hiring globally! Interested professionals can visit to learn more!
Women@Aura Employee Resource Group (ERG) is spotlighting women across the organization daily via our Women's slack channel, organizing an International Women's Day Trivia designed to test our knowledge on the influential women and events of the past that contributed to our culture and society today. We are also hosting a Women@Aura panel for the entire company to discuss the importance of recognizing Women's History Month. Just recently, we had an inspiring female speaker come to talk about her successful career journey and to give advice to other women.
On March 8th, SmartBear is hosting a fireside chat with Tory Frame. Tory has had a diverse career, from a Partner at Bain and Company to researching accountable and responsible AI. During this event, Tory is sharing best practices with SmartBear employees on how to create successful and inclusive global teams. We’ll also launch our, ‘This is what a _____ looks like,’ initiative on social media. This campaign will highlight some of the accomplished women at SmartBear who hold leadership positions across all departments at our company and who serve as mentors and role models to their colleagues.” - Maureen Plowman, SVP Brand & Corporate Communications at SmartBear.
Klaviyo is celebrating International Women's Day (and Women's History Month) with a series of events sponsored by The Kladies Collaborative, our employee resource group for women. Events include a Munch 'N Learn with a beloved Klaviyo customer and female founder, a build your own terrarium workshop, a panel discussion with female Klaviyos who also run a side hustle, and a fireside chat with director, writer and filmmaker, Rachel Feldman, about her film, LILLY, about Lilly Ledbetter's fight for gender equity.
Our Women at Perch ERG is hosting a series of engaging events to recognize and celebrate Women's History Month, open for members and allies. One such event was an open discussion focused on caregiving; the group provided a safe space to discuss topics such as re-entry after taking maternity leave, balancing the demands of work with caregiving, and how Perch supports women in these ways.
Lose It!
Lose It! sponsored tickets to the California Conference for Women for anyone interested in participating and is hosting a lunch and learn to discuss learnings on March 8th.

We are recognizing the women at Lose It! through an employee-led campaign that is set to go live on March 8th. Lose It! maintains compensation equality among our employee population through annual salary adjustments that benchmark on market data
The Women In Technology employee resource group (WIT) at Vista is hosting multiple celebrations to recognize women throughout the entire month of March. These volunteers have brainstormed, planned, and promoted events such as a panel discussion with female leaders across Vista and Cimpress, as well as Women’s History Month themed trivia. WIT will also be featuring woman-of-the-week posters, honoring various women throughout history. Along with these events, WIT is encouraging Vista employees to give shoutouts to women they admire and want to recognize throughout the entire month. Beyond Women’s History Month, WIT is always dedicated to building a supportive community for women and allies across Vista, Cimpress, and the technology industry.
Zus Health
For International Women's Day Zus will be donating to a charity focused on helping Women in Ukraine, and will be matching employee donations to any women-focused organizations in the month of March.

We will also be holding on-site and virtual lunches on IWD, with lunch sponsored (or reimbursed) from women owned restaurants and will be discussing Women who inspire us.

To accelerate Women every day at Zus we are focused on building an inclusive and diverse workforce, we are constantly working to remove any bias from our interview and review processes and we look at compensation on a regular basis and adjust folks to ensure parity.
Throughout March, our Women@CarGurus ERG will host various events and learning opportunities that amplify and celebrate women's voices, contributions, and experiences for all employees. These include a week-long #BreaktheBias learning challenge, ongoing Women's History Month trivia, a volunteer event to support a local women's shelter and advocacy organization, and gift card giveaways for Gurus' favorite women-owned businesses.
Nexthink makes a conscious effort to champion equality in the workplace throughout the year with programs like our “Diversity Dialogues,” an ongoing series of webinars featuring special guests to discuss topics from women's issues to creating diverse and inclusive spaces. International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month are wonderful opportunities to continue these conversations. This month, Nexthink is hosting a panel discussion with our own woman leaders to discuss their experiences in a male-dominated industry and how, through their roles, they are “Breaking the Bias.” To highlight our most admired leaders, we recently launched our “#YoureIT” social media campaign which encourages Nexthinkers to share a post showcasing a woman who has inspired or made an impact on them, using the hashtag to create a chain reaction of positive, female-empowering posts!

Beyond these initiatives, Nexthink also runs our job descriptions through gender decoding technology to help uncover language that might subtly bias applicants. Our aim is to be as inclusive as possible and using tools like a gender decoder helps us match our words with our intent. There's always room for improvement, and we regularly evaluate our benefits, compensation packages, programs, and policies to ensure we are moving toward a more equitable workplace for all.

Team members will be wearing shirts to recognize the day in colors which embody the cause and symbol of hope and feminism.

Some employees will be recording a video on their views on Women’s Day, they will talk about the significance of women in their lives, how important role they play in office/ work to support them. Today there is more acceptance than ever before that women bring different involvements, perspectives and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, leadership capability or technology innovations or contributions.

A quick workshop will be conducted to talk on casual women centric issues/ topics.

Rue Gilt Groupe
Rue Gilt Groupe is proud of its commitment to developing and empowering women, not only on International Women’s Day but every day. To celebrate IWD, RGG is hosting virtual small group conversations for Associates, led by its women leaders, to discuss how we can collectively #BreaktheBias at work, at home and in our communities. Plus, Gilt is launching an “Inspire & Empower on International Women’s Day” boutique and will donate 10% of the boutique’s proceeds to support Project Glimmer, whose mission is to inspire every girl to envision and realize her empowered future.
The theme of IWD 2022 is “Break the Bias”. We are encouraged to celebrate women’s’ achievement, raise awareness against bias and act for equality. This is the first year we will be able to host a selection of hybrid events and we are very excited. We will be celebrating by hosting an internal panel event for our humans including our guest speaker, Mary Ann Sieghart, author, broadcaster, and current affairs commenter. We will also be sharing curated trainings, hosting coffee connections and giving our people a chance to share IWD with pride by providing swag. We will be sharing everything on our social channels including sharing employee stories about how they beat the bias so make sure to follow @Life at Workhuman on Instagram.
Crayon is taking incredible steps to further elevate women within our organization such as prioritizing hiring more females for typically male-dominated departments such as sales and engineering and promoting more females into management-level roles. Crayon also added a new female board member to its board in 2022 and signed a parity pledge with our investor, Gaingels, committing to interview and consider at least one qualified woman for every open leadership role.
WorkStep will be celebrating International Women's Day all week long by bringing visibility to the incredible achievements of the women on our team, women through history, and to a women centric non-profit our team will select for a day of giving with a company fundraising match. Scheduled also during this week of celebration is an IWD presentation during our weekly all hands meeting and a Women in WorkStep Leadership panel where we will learn more about our leaders and discuss the ways we can all help "break the bias".
Our Women of Acquia Employee Resource Group, and our regional teams in EMEA and India, are hosting events throughout Women's History Month, including several panel discussions with female leaders and rousing rounds of women's history trivia. Acquians also have access to online resources available for self-paced learning. Keep an eye on our social media on March 8th to hear directly from Acquians on why International Women's Day is so important to us!
At DraftKings, we emphasize the importance of International Women’s Day by recognizing March 8 as a global company holiday, celebrating the amazing achievements from women employees across our company. We have a variety of initiatives that celebrate women and empower gender equality taking place throughout March and year-round in collaboration with our Inclusion, Equity and Belonging team, Business Resource Groups (BRG), Corporate Social Responsibility team and Employee Benefits team. We continue to stay committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within our workplace and platform.

This month, we are hosting Valerie Gordon, a 10-time Emmy winning television producer and engaging speaker, for the Commander-in-She: Communicating with Confidence Workshop for employees to improve communications with confidence and influence.

DraftKings also recognizes the importance of offering equitable opportunities for employees hoping to plan a family, regardless of gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. We are proud to provide workplace lactation support as breastfeeding employees face a multitude of logistical, emotional, and physical challenges which can impact ability to succeed, at both feeding and work.

As a company, we continue to add and enhance female sports offerings and promotions across our platforms.
Perch Energy
Here at Perch Energy, we'll be announcing our newly formed women's resource and networking group. For our first event, we'll be hosting a guest speaker to meet with the group and discuss ideas around building your personal brand.
Here at Ably, we are bringing our Women@Ably ERG together for a virtual lunch, providing employees with digital memberships to AllBright Collective (an online community for women in business to drive change), and writing an internal blog post highlighting the advancements we've made at the company and our ambitions for the year ahead.
“One of the best ways to support women to achieve positive results in their careers is for executive leaders to mentor and educate through sharing their knowledge and experience in any way possible – from personal conversations to podcasts, speaking engagements, written articles and beyond. Getting information out there on what has worked for you and what hasn’t is a great way to help those coming up through the ranks. I’m excited to have recently relaunched my award-winning podcast, Table Fries, that spotlights the diversity of women at and elsewhere who are successful engineers, product managers, service managers, sales leaders, and marketing folks. Because when women are able to build thriving careers in a supportive environment, we all win.”

– Jeanne Hopkins, Chief Revenue Officer at
iRobot is excited to celebrate International Women’s Month by uplifting the incredible women in our organization. We’re kicking off the month with a panel discussion hosted by female leaders on advancement, advocacy and promotion of women at iRobot.
Seismic recently launched a community of belonging focused on women, Seismic Sisters, as part of its broader Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, this group is internally hosting a panel with Seismic women leaders focused on life and leadership; spotlighting women employee Q&A; and hosting a photo contest focused on empowerment.
At Spiff, we care about women and continue to work to improve and accelerate equality. Spiff has recently launched our BIDE committee- which stands for Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. A focus of this committee is on creating a safe and productive environment for an increasingly diverse team- and to us part of that means taking a look at how we're empowering the women who work at Spiff and fostering an environment where all women are heard, respected, and valued.

A part of that work includes creating a community for our Lady Spiffers where we share all kinds of resources, go to ask questions, and essentially act as a support group for one another. One of the conversations we had about International Women's Day was around the idea of female empowerment and what that actually means. We saw amazing participation in this conversation and came away with some great action items as well as a huge appreciation for one another.

Another area of opportunity unique to Spiff is the opportunity to educate the market on the biases surrounding women in sales and similar commissionable positions. Because of the information we are able to leverage from within the Spiff platform we want to help facilitate a more productive conversation about the barriers to success women face in these key roles. Most importantly, we want to ensure the market is aware of pay gaps between men and women as we make a concerted effort to improve and avoid gaps within our own organization.
Cogo Labs
At Cogo Labs, we have developed a month-long series of programs to acknowledge and celebrate Women's History Month. To invest actively in providing opportunities for engagement, we have a virtual cooking class for members of our Women's Collective ERG on International Women's Day. Throughout the remainder of the month, we are facilitating donations for women-centered charities. We are always looking for ways to support both internal Cogo members and members of the greater Cambridge community and this month we are exploring ways to elevate female thought leaders in tech.
For International Women's Day, Brightcove is raising awareness across the organization by hosting a fireside chat with our Chief Marketing Officer, Jennifer Smith. We are also sharing videos on PlayTV via social media and educating employees about external opportunities they can get involved in, such as the Women in Leadership event being sponsored by Toastmasters International.
3Play Media
Here at 3Play Media we are recognizing International Women's Day with a fireside chat with our very own Stacey Santiago, Senior Director of Technical Support and our newest Tech Lead Manager, Jazmin Gonzalez-Rivero.

Stacey has been in the tech world for the last 10 years and fell in love with being deeply rooted in the era of disruptive innovation. Being a woman in tech to her means helping to drive change through leading by example, creating opportunities for all women, and always challenging the status quo.

Jazmin, a graduate of Olin College, where she focused on applying engineering to real world problems, has taken that technical foundation and continued to develop it over the last 7 years. Being a woman in tech means bringing her whole self to the office every day while working collaboratively to solve difficult technical and human problems.

Additionally, we will continue to celebrate local women owned businesses when we have catered events as we do throughout the year.
Recorded Future
One of our five Employee Resource Groups (ERG) Women @ Recorded Future, alongside our D&I committee, is dedicated to empowering the women of Recorded Future and those in the cybersecurity community to reach their full potential by cultivating strong communities in the company and in the tech/cyber industry. For International Women's Day this year we will support local women-owned businesses, have employees attend educational talks about women's issues, organize a professional development workshop and more!

But beyond this month, our ERG works year-round to support women at Recorded Future. Through our Empower Scholarship, employees have the ability to attend conferences or events promoting women and/or diversity in our field. Recorded Future is also a close partner to Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu which gives members access to speaking and networking events, technical training courses, community service opportunities and helps enable us to diversify our talent pipeline to close the gender gap in tech roles.
Skillsoft just announced today our strategic partnership with iamtheCODE, the first African-led global movement to mobilize government, private-sector, and philanthropic foundations. The goal of this partnership is to advance STEAMED education for women and girls in marginalized communities. The partnership is designed to support iamtheCODE’s mission to train 1 million women and girl coders worldwide by 2030 and is consistent with Skillsoft’s social impact mission to open doors to new possibilities through learning.
iamtheCODE will be launching its digital learning platform powered by Skillsoft’s Percipio in Africa’s largest refugee camps where tens of thousands of young girls and boys will have online and offline access to one of the world’s richest and most intuitive learning interfaces. The curriculum focuses on teaching four core, in-demand programming languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python), as well as skills development in wellbeing, design, innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship in alignment with their 12 week mentoring program.
Concurrent with International Women’s Day 2022, this partnership is designed as a model of public and private cooperation that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to empower marginalized women and girls across the world. iamtheCODE’s mission is a direct implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to improve economic outcomes for women and girls and is also a focus of the World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution.