The Roots of International Women’s Day and Our Collective Journey Ahead


Every day, we aim to cherish and celebrate the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, friends, and colleagues.

Yet, as March 8th approaches, our celebrations intensify. We find ourselves inspired by the hardworking women around us, acknowledging their recent successes and honouring the legacies of those who fought for the rights we enjoy today.

The origins of International Women’s Day are anchored in the movements for women’s rights of the early 20th century. In 1908, women garment workers in New York City rallied to demand fair working conditions, equitable pay, and the right to vote. Their courage laid the foundations for the first National Woman’s Day, celebrated in the United States in 1909.

The establishment of an International Women’s Day was first proposed at the International Women’s Conference in Copenhagen in 1910, when women from 17 countries collectively agreed to advocate for equal rights and suffrage for women. The subsequent year saw IWD commemorated in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland, with over a million individuals campaigning for the right of women to work, vote, and hold public office.

Since those pioneering days, International Women’s Day has become a worldwide day of recognition and advocacy, celebrated across the globe. It is a call to action for gender equality and a reminder of the continuous fight for women’s rights.

NIXY is inspired by the spirit of these early champions for women’s rights

Our purpose is to support women in their careers, providing empowerment that enhances their talents and skills, and supports their overall wellbeing. We recognise the challenges women face, such as gender bias, glass ceilings, discrimination in the workplace, and so many others, and we are committed to dismantling these obstacles, offering bespoke support to ensure every woman feels valued and empowered.

We are partners with women globally in their quest to realise their full potential and navigate the daily challenges they encounter. With access to a team of seasoned online counsellors who specialise in women’s issues, we provide a supportive space tailored to the unique requirements of women in the workplace.

Join us at NIXY in our endeavor to empower women, enhance their workplace experiences, and champion their rights. Together, we can create a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive, free from bias and barriers.

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Find out how NIXY can support women in your organisation. Contact us directly at [email protected].

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