Across the globe, people are marking the annual celebration of women with creative events. What are you doing to celebrate? Share your stories.
By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Friday is International Women's Day, the annual celebration of female progress, accomplishment and general awesomeness. Groups around the world are getting creative in their efforts to mark the occasion, designing events as diverse as women's accomplishments themselves (and, of course, girl geeks and female founders are getting into the act):
- Skype is sponsoring the excellently named "Codess," an engineering forum for women in Estonia. With interactive workshops, discussions and demonstrations it's aiming to break down barriers to career progression for women in engineering. If you're in Tallinn, here's more info.
- Little Miss Geek is running a school takeover, "bringing tech's most influential women to the classroom to unveil the mystery behind tech & inspire girls to become tech pioneers."
- Female founded Scottish crowfunding startup Bloom VC is offering "a special ‘commission-free’ opportunity for female crowdfunders" to celebrate.
- The Guardian is marking the day by putting out a call for "African women to watch in 2013." The list of honorees is out on Friday.
- And, of course, Women 2.0 will be marking the day with Founder Friday events in 17 cities.
Cool celebrations, every one, but the event we're most interested in, however, is yours. Be it a hackathon, a Twitter debate, a volunteer day or a simple social gathering, let us know what you're doing to mark the occasion at your organization in the comments, and email us your entrepreneurial stories and successes at email@example.com. We'll do our best to publicize these events and share your insights with the Women 2.0 community.
Looking for more information on International Women's Day? The event's homepage is bursting with resources and links to their extensive social presence where you can follow all the action unfolding this week.
What are you doing to celebrate International Women's Day this Friday?
About the writer: Jessica Stillman is a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM, and Brazen Careerist, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @entrylevelrebel.