The MAWB is Celebrating Women’s History Month!
The MAWB is celebrating Women’s History Month, and that is reflected in this month’s Instagram Calendar. Celebrating Women of Influence, working moms, woman-owned businesses, and, of course, International Women’s Day, we have a lot of bases covered.
In March, we also see the clocks change for Daylight Savings time, St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of spring, and, for the fans out there, baseball’s season openers.
Women’s History Month
The international theme for the month of March is Women’s History Month, and we are making a point of acknowledging women and the roles we play, and have played, in business and in history. International Women’s Week starts on March 5th, with International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th. Make sure to find some IWD celebrations in your area and highlight them in your social media and celebrate yourself and your business. (Of note, the MAWB is holding an International Women’s Day luncheon at Turtle Jack’s at Erin Mills Town Centre on March 8th; you can register for that here.) The theme for International Women’s Day this year is #EmbraceEquity, so strike the pose and post your selfie with the Hashtag. From the International Women’s Day website: “Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA. And it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. When we embrace equity, we embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion. We embrace equity to forge harmony and unity, and to help drive success for all. Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there. Through the process of equity, we can reach equality.”
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Dates, Hashtags, and Post Ideas
Women’s History Month, all of March—#Womenshistorymonth. #womenshistorymonth2023
- Post a carousel of your favourite historical women
- Give recognition to a groundbreaking woman
Employee Appreciation Day, March 3—#employeeappreciationday
- Give kudos to your team
- Post candid photos of your team
International Women’s Day, March 8—#EmbraceEquity #InternationalWomensDay #InternationalWomensDay2023
- Selfie of #EmbraceEquity self hug
- Selfie wearing purple
- Post about history of IWD
Daylight Savings Time, March 11-12—#daylightsavingtime #Springforward
- Post a reminder to change your clocks before bed
Working Mom’s Day, March 12—#workingmoms
- Celebrate yourself
- Post a selfie working your biz
- Post a family selfie
Pi Day, March 14—#piday #314
- Post a Pi pie
- Celebrate science
- Combine Pi Day with Women’s History Month and celebrate a female mathematician
St. Patrick’s Day, March 17—#stpatricksday2023
- Post a selfie wearing green
- Share your St. Patrick’s Day plans
First day of spring, March 20—#firstdayofspring
- Celebrate the change of the seasons
Ramadan begins, March 22—#ramadanbegins #ramadanmubarek
- Wish followers and the Muslim community Ramadan Mubarek
National Cocktail Day, March 24—#nationalcocktailday
- Post your favorite cocktail recipe
- Post a boomerang of a toast
MLB Opening Day, March 30—#openingday #playball
- Support your favourite team
- Post baseball facts
- Post your team’s mascot
As business women and entrepreneurs, it’s important to know how to leverage your social media for your business. To learn how to optimize your Instagram account, go to the MAWB Shop and register for the next 4-week Instagram Masterclass, starting March 23rd, offered by Christine Hull. Register by March 20th to receive low, Early Bird pricing of $97 for all four sessions. If you’re interested in improving and optimizing the set-up of your Facebook Business Page you can check out the Set Up & Optimize Your Facebook Business Page Done-For-You service.
Here are some graphics ideas for inspiration. If you would like to learn more about creating your own graphics, contact Christine Hull for one-on-one Canva training, or—COMING SOON!—keep an eye out for the new Canva Training & Templates Monthly Membership which guides you from “Confused to Confident with Canva Skills & Support! Join the MAWB Network Facebook Group and follow us on Instagram for updates.
Networking in the MAWB
If you’d like to meet other like-minded business women from Mississauga and the surrounding areas, both virtually and in person, join our MAWB Facebook Group. We take a relationship-focused approach to building our businesses because we honestly believe the best way to expand your network is to get to KNOW people. We have a very active and friendly Facebook community, so don’t be surprised if someone reaches out and says, “I saw your comment, would you like to meet for coffee?”
We have two fun and informative in-person events scheduled this month:
- An International Women’s Day Business Networking Lunch on Wednesday, March 8th, at Turtle Jack’s in Erin Mills Town Centre. You must register for this event. The event is free, but members are responsible for the cost of their lunch.
- Our regular monthly daytime MAWB Meetup is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd, at Meadowvale Community Centre. Please register because space is limited.
Also, make sure to visit our website at www.mawb.ca to see all the information available for our extensive network of local business women. There are links to FREE Tools and Resources that are MAWB-approved and recommended, other Resources that have been provided by women within the network to help you with your business, a business Directory of members, as well as the upcoming Events listings and a Shop with MAWB-exclusive products and services. Learn more about the MAWB and its members, participate in our KNOW, LIKE, TRUST philosophy, prioritize your business networking, and grow your business to meet your goals.
Have a great month!