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8+ Virtual Ideas for Women’s History Month 2022

By January 3, 2022No Comments
Virtual Ideas for Women's History Month

Women’s History Month 2022 is coming up in March! During this month, take time at your company to reflect on the achievements of amazing women throughout history. These 16+ Virtual Ideas for Women’s History Month will empower, inspire, and educate everyone on your team!

A few of our favorite virtual ideas for Women’s History Month 2022:

Read on for details on these virtual team building ideas, and more ideas!

  • Plan a virtual Women’s History Month team building session
  • Gift your team members a box of goodies from women-owned businesses
  • Play Women’s History Month trivia with your team
  • Celebrate women’s history on social media

TLDR: in this list, you’ll find:

  • Virtual team building activities for Women’s History Month
  • Ideas to examine and improve gender equality at your company
  • Women’s History Month ideas for remote teams
  • Fun ideas to celebrate women’s history with your team
  • Women’s History Month games and trivia ideas

1. Host a Custom Women’s History Month Virtual Experience – One of Our Favorite Virtual Ideas for Women’s History Month!

Want to create a memorable and meaningful experience with your employees? If so, book an interactive virtual team building session with Unexpected Virtual Tours!

Trusted by companies like Google, UPS, Salesforce, and Coca-Cola, our virtual team building experiences will help your team learn and connect with each other. In fact, more than 20,000 corporate attendees have enjoyed our virtual experiences!

With 3 historians on our staff, we’re prepared to delve into Women’s History Month with your team. Moreover, we can customize your session to meet your company’s unique goals or culture.

To plan your virtual team building session, learn more and connect.

Frida Kahlo Gift Box Virtual Ideas for Women's History Month

2. Gift Feminist Treat Boxes & Support Women-Owned Small Businesses – One of Our Favorite Virtual Ideas for Women’s History Month!

During Women’s History Month, gift your favorite feminist a beautiful box of unique gifts. Our Empower Gift Boxes are curated with thoughtful items from female-owned and BIPOC-owned small businesses. Perfect for celebrating women’s history – or year-round birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other milestones.

Choose from 3 different Empower Gift Boxes:

  • Feminist Foodie Box: filled with delicious food treats, featuring images of iconic women!
  • Empower RBG Box: memorialize your favorite SCOTUS judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a box of gifts honoring her legacy.
  • Empower Frida Box: tap into your creativity with a box celebrating Frida Kahlo.

Browse our Empower Gift Boxes on Unexpected’s Amazon Store! Free Prime shipping is available.

3. Share Women’s History Month Quotes

Sharing a powerful quote is a great way to capture your team’s attention and inspire them.

Here are a few of our favorite Women’s History Month quotes:

  • “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” -Gloria Steinem
  • “If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.” -Mindy Kaling
  • ” I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” -Audre Lorde
  • “Like most who are underestimated, I have learned to over-perform and find soft but key ways to take credit. Because ultimately, leadership and power require the confidence to effectively wield both.” – Stacey Abrams

4. Explore How Women Are Underrepresented in Business & Government – One of our Favorite Virtual Ideas for Women’s History Month!

While society has made progress toward advancing women’s rights, there’s still a long way to go. That’s because women are underrepresented in many industries – and in our governing bodies.

To learn more, play an interactive quiz game with your team. Ask them to guess about the percentage of women who hold leadership roles in various industries or government branches.

Here are a few Women’s History Month facts that might surprise you:

  • In 2021, a record number of women led Fortune 500 companies. However, that record included only 41 women out of 500 CEOs. In other words, only 8.1% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
  • Around the world, women comprise just 4.6% of the Global 500 CEO list. In other words, only 23 out of the 500 CEOs on this list are women.
  • More women than ever before are also serving in the 117th United States Congress. But, representation for women in this important branch of government is still far from equal. Currently, just under 27% of Congress is female.
  • Throughout U.S. history, only 3.1% of all members of Congress have been women.
  • Globally, just 10 countries have a woman Head of State. An additional 13 countries have a woman Head of Government.

Use a service like Kahoot to set up your interactive team quiz.

5. Explore Online Exhibitions with the National Women’s History Museum

Learn about incredible women throughout history with online exhibits from the National Women’s History Museum.

During this activity, your team can explore fascinating topics like the women of NASA, women in social justice movements, women in STEM, female soldiers in WWII, and more.

View the online exhibits and start planning your virtual tour.

Ted Talks Virtual Ideas for Women's History Month

6. Get Inspired with Ted Talks on Feminism

To hear different perspectives on feminism, intersectionality, and female leadership, check out a Ted Talk with your team. You can watch the Ted Talk together using screen sharing during a video call.

Most Ted Talks are around 15-20 minutes, making them the perfect jumping-off point for a discussion. After you watch the video, spend the rest of an hour discussing it with your team.

Come prepared with a few prompt questions. For example, you could ask, “What surprised you most when listening to this talk?” Or, you could ask, “How did you feel while you were listening to this talk?”

Explore the Ted Talks playlist: Revolutionary Women!

7. Celebrate Women’s History Month on Social Media – One of Our Favorite Virtual Ideas for Women’s History Month

Do a Women’s History Month takeover on your company’s corporate social media account!

Here are a few ways to promote Women’s History Month on your social media:

  • Share your favorite Women’s History Month quotes (see idea #3!)
  • Post inspirational stories of female entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, and leaders
  • Diversify your feed by following more women-owned and women-run businesses and accounts
  • Amplify the voices of female thought leaders in your industry

To get started, check out this guide from Harper’s Bazaar: 12 Female-Empowering Instagram Accounts to Follow for Daily Inspiration.

8. Advocate for Intersectionality

Women’s History Month is undoubtedly a time to celebrate all women. In addition, it’s important to remember that this includes trans women, people who identify as women, women with disabilities, BIPOC women, and so on. Celebrate women of all religions, sizes, sexual orientations. And, celebrate women whether they have children or spouses or not.

At its core, Women’s History Month is about equity and inclusion. By bringing an intersectional lens to your activities, you’ll more fully embrace the spirit behind the occasion. And, you’ll deepen your team’s learning while also creating an affirming, welcoming space for all your employees.

You can find a wide variety of resources and interactive activities on intersectionality here. Additionally, a good jumping off point is this article: How bell hooks Paved the Way for Intersectional Feminism.

Frequently Asked Questions about Women’s History Month

Virtual Ideas for Women's History Month

What is Women’s History Month?

Women’s History Month is a time to honor and recognize the achievements of incredible women throughout history. Additionally, this is a time to recognize the ways in which women and women’s rights have been suppressed. Finally, Women’s History Month is a time to push forward toward further equity and celebrate the women and girls who are leading us into the future.

When is Women’s History Month?

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March. For an easy way to remember what month is Women’s History Month, just think of the Women’s March.

Where is Women’s History Month celebrated?

Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

In Canada, Women’s History Month is celebrated during October. That’s because October corresponds with Persons Day on October 18. This holiday commemorates the day in 1929 when Canada’s highest court formally decided to include women in the legal definition of “persons.”

Additionally, many people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8.

How did Women’s History Month begin?

Women’s History Month stems from International Women’s Day, first celebrated on March 8, 1911. Decades later the local school district in Sonoma, CA celebrated Women’s History Week in 1978.

Shortly after, in 1979, several organizations celebrated and advocated for Women’s History Week together: Sarah Lawrence College, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Smithsonian Institution.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8, 1980, as Women’s History Week, by presidential proclamation.  During the following years, Congress passed joint resolutions proclaiming Women’s History Week.

Then, in 1987, Congress passed Pub L 100-9, which officially designated March 1987 as the first Women’s History Month. Subsequently, Presidents from 1988 onward have all made an annual proclamation of Women’s History Month.

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