Montage of five photos featuring the dynamic women's team at Harriet's of Hove, captured in various settings, showcasing their camaraderie and diverse roles in the spirit of International Women's Day.

Think Global, Act Local for International Women’s Day

🌍✨ On International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024, we’re embracing the ‘think global, act local’ theme at Harriet’s of Hove. This special day is all about celebrating the remarkable achievements of women worldwide, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. IWD isn’t just about recognition; it’s about inspiring change, appreciating the strides we’ve made, and pushing for more. In this blog, we delve into the heart of IWD—its origins, significance, and the vibrant events unfolding this year. Plus, we’ll share how we, at Harriet’s of Hove, along with our local female founders, are making a difference right here in our community. 🌟👩💚

The Origins and Significance of IWD

International Women’s Day has a rich history, dating back to the early 1900s. It emerged from the movements for women’s rights, which were gaining momentum across the world. Initially, IWD was a call for better working conditions, the right to vote, and equality for women. Over the years, it has evolved into a global day of celebration and advocacy for gender parity in all areas of life.

At Harriet’s of Hove, we see IWD as an opportunity to honour and reflect on the incredible women who’ve shaped our lives and community. It’s a day to acknowledge the challenges women still face and to recommit to fostering a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive.

For 2024, the global theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’. It’s a powerful reminder that we can all contribute to creating more inclusive and equitable spaces. At Harriet’s, we’re committed to this mission, not just on IWD but every day. We believe in uplifting women’s voices, sharing their stories, and celebrating their achievements.

Local and Global Celebrations in 2024

This IWD, the world is buzzing with activities—from educational seminars to artistic performances, all centred around women’s empowerment. Here in Hove, we’re excited to be part of several events that align with our ethos of inclusion and equality.

We’re especially thrilled about the wellbeing festival hosted by The Float Spa, a woman-led business that’s been an integral part of Brighton & Hove for nine years. Their series of workshops, ranging from Reiki to Restorative Yoga, not only offer relaxation but also empowerment—a perfect way to celebrate IWD.

These events are a testament to the vibrant, diverse, and powerful community we have here, reflecting our shared commitment to making a difference both locally and globally. As we look forward to IWD 2024 and beyond, let’s remember that advocating for gender equality is a continuous journey, not confined to a single day. At Harriet’s of Hove, we’re eager to embrace this global movement and local initiatives, recognising the unique role we can play in uplifting and supporting women. There are countless ways to keep the spirit of empowerment and equality alive, from attending local events to simple everyday gestures, each contributing significantly to the cause of women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Supporting Local and Global Events

Brighton’s IWD 2024 celebration at the Brighton Dome on March 9th is a prime example of how local events can have a global impact. The day is filled with workshops, talks, and performances, all focused on celebrating and empowering women. Highlights include sessions on sustainable fashion, kind workplaces, and mental wellbeing, alongside a range of cultural performances. These events not only raise awareness but also create a space for learning, growth, and connection.

Harriet’s of Hove: A Hub for Women’s Empowerment

At Harriet’s of Hove, we’re proud to support and participate in these events. We’re using our platform to promote these activities, encourage participation, and celebrate the achievements of women in our community. Our team, including the inspiring women behind Harriet’s, will be actively involved, sharing their experiences and learning from others.

Our store is more than just a place to shop; it’s a community space where conversations about gender equality and women’s rights are encouraged and fostered. We’re committed to showcasing products from female entrepreneurs and creators, highlighting their stories and contributions.

Making a Difference Every Day

But our efforts don’t stop there. Every day, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone who walks through our doors. We believe that small, consistent actions can lead to significant change. Whether it’s through our product choices, the way we interact with customers, or how we engage with our community, we aim to inspire inclusion and equality.

A Special Year for Harriet’s of Hove

This year is particularly special for us at Harriet’s of Hove. Not only are we celebrating International Women’s Day with more enthusiasm than ever, but we’re also welcoming a new addition to the Harriet’s of Hove family. Harriet and Mr Harrriet are thrilled to introduce their daughter to the world, marking her first IWD on planet Earth. It’s a beautiful reminder of the future we’re striving to create – a world where every girl and woman can achieve her full potential.

Join Us in Making a Difference

As we approach IWD 2024, we invite you to join us in celebrating and advocating for women’s rights. Whether it’s by attending local events, supporting women-led businesses, or simply starting conversations about gender equality, every action makes a difference. Let’s use this day to inspire change and work towards a more inclusive and equitable world for all women.

International Women’s Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a movement, a call to action, and a celebration of the indomitable spirit of women worldwide. At Harriet’s of Hove, we’re honoured to be part of this global effort, and we’re excited to see the positive changes that we can bring about together. Here’s to a future where every day is an opportunity to uplift, empower, and celebrate women in all their diverse glory. 💜🌍👩‍👧

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