International Women’s Day

#LeaveYourMark

Over the past year, we’ve seen the issues that impact women — equal pay, sexual harassment, maternity and family policies, representation on corporate boards — take center stage. All are conversations that matter, and issues that affect all of us. After all, as Women’s History Month shows, women have been at the forefront of STEM for decades.

But this International Women’s Day, talking isn’t enough. Women’s achievements in the workplace often continue to go unnoticed or get dismissed. Our work won’t be done until a woman’s name is as synonymous with tech as Steve Jobs; until women cover the pages of computer science textbooks; until people assume that scientist, founder, or CEO is a She.

International Women’s Day, and honestly Women’s History Month, is a time for women to get loud and proud about their professional achievements, isn’t it? We’re calling on women in tech to be as bold as their successes are, to be brazenly proud of their career accomplishments—and to lift each other up for all the world to see.

Introducing #LeaveYourMark, a celebration of #womenatwork. Here’s how to participate:

Write. Post. Share.

Write it. Own what you’re most proud of and write your proudest accomplishment! Grab a Post-It or jot it down on your work notebook.

Know someone doing incredible work but isn’t one to toot her own horn? Give her a shoutout by writing a note on her behalf!

Post it. Post your accomplishment to a wall inside your office, and encourage your friends and coworkers to participate, too.

Share it. Snap a picture and share it on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn using the hashtag #LeaveYourMark and #IWD2019. Then tag your friends to pass it on!

We at Girls in Tech also encourage all women, female-identifying individuals, and supportive friends – no matter who you are – to participate!

Every post helps elevate women in the workplace. Keep your eye on the #leaveyourmark campaign through #IWD2019 and during March, Women’s History Month.

#LeaveYourMark on future generations

Tomorrow’s future CEOs, VCs, and founders are out there doing great work today, but the vast majority don’t have the resources to take their ideas to fruition.

That’s why we invite you to support the future accomplishments of women and girls by giving a donation to Girls in Tech’s Global Classroom. We’re currently teaching 3D design, modeling, and printing to students across 6 continents – completely free.

A donation to Girls in Tech directly funds the education and achievements of women and entrepreneurs at every level of tech. Check out the Global Classroom Impact Report and see for yourself!

Sign up to receive our email newsletter or follow us on Facebook to stay updated on when the donation campaign has officially kicked off on March 1, 2019!

Join us on March 8th in San Francisco!

Are you in the San Francisco Bay Area? Join us for a celebration of women in tech and the Future of Making at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco on March 8th. RSVP here!

Thank you for celebrating women at work around the world! We can’t wait to hear what you’re most proud of!