For International Women’s Day, A Pin-Up We Can Get Behind
Guess what half the planet is doing this Thursday, March 8, 2012?
Right. Celebrating International Women’s Day. Or at least that’s what we think everyone ought to be doing.
We are proud to be a woman-owned business. And as a consultancy for nonprofits, we work with a lot of women — after all, a whopping 73 percent of workers in the nonprofit sector are women*. So, for International Women’s Day this year, we want to turn the lens on women at work – and at rest. (Remember that novelty, rest?)
We’ve just put together our first-ever PinBoard – yup, on Pinterest. And we’re inviting you to check out the pictures, add your own pins, comment, and basically, join the celebration.
We picked Pinterest because it’s the hottest new social media tool, the majority of its users are women, and… well, it’s a visual treat. (We like visuals. And treats.) Several nonprofits are already on Pinterest, so if your organization is looking for tips on how to get started, check out Beth Kanter’s post on the subject and SocialBrite’s 12 Ways to Use Pinterest for Your Nonprofit. Or just dive in. The water’s lovely. We promise.
If you’re looking for other ways to celebrate this International Women’s Day, Oxfam has a new toolkit out which allows you to send an e-card or give a woman an award for the difference they’ve made to your world. Thanks to Gini Dietrich and Pamela Grow for turning us on to this awesome idea.
Tell us how you are honoring a woman in your life – hey, even if that person is your own awesome self.
And whatever you do, remember this: March 8 is International Women’s Day but we can (and should) celebrate women – and the amazing work we do – every single day.
*Disturbingly, only 21 percent of women are CEOs at nonprofits with budgets of $25 million or more. Check out The White House Project’s report for more on this.