Tomorrow, as everyone knows, is International Women’s Day. In addition to our support for the Omniwomen campaign, Porter Novelli offices around the world will be celebrating and marking this important day with a variety of activities. Here’s a sampling:
Collected donations for a local charity that supports mothers and their families as well as holding a clothing and toy drive for local Brussels charity, ‘Tabita’ which supports mothers and their families in need.
Partnered with The Daily Meal for an event on March 5th featuring a small panel of female chefs led by chef Sarah Simmons on how the industry has changed over the last few years and what it’s like to be a female chef. Porter Novelli staff, The Daily Meal’s team and clients and influencers from the area were in attendance.
Collecting donations for Dress for Success to help women in our community get back on their professional feet.
Facilitating donations to She’s the First, an organization that sponsors the education of girls in low-income countries to help them not only graduate but become local and global leaders.
Employees have been donating used professional attire and office supplies to Dress for Success, an organization that provides work clothes, professional networking opportunities and career development guidance to help women thrive in the workplace.
Will be holding a clothing and supplies drive for the Jubilee Women’s Center. The center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures. The office is also encouraging each employee to create a presentation slide spotlighting a woman, cause/issue or historical figure that is important to them, with all those individual slides being collected into a full presentation.
On Friday, March 6 women at PN Madrid will attend a training session about female leadership development: “Female leadership, energizing our power as women.” Carmen Tena Pi will be in charge of this training, she is a psychologist and trained in Transformational Coaching and Certified as Ontological Coach.
The office also produced this video:
Working with other Omnicom agencies, our London office participated in a day of talks, breakout sessions breakout sessions, panels celebrating and discussing what it’s like to be a working women today and how to get the best out of life and careers. Two future leading women were selected to attend from each agency and will continue the legacy back at their home agency, as well as receiving a mentor from the Omnicom network.
The DC office created this infographic from PN Styles on how, when it comes to managing their finances, homeownership, getting involved in their communities, and supporting companies that do good work, young millennial women are ahead of the pack compared to young millennial men.
BUT, that doesn’t necessarily translate to political involvement. So we may be driving the future economy, and driving our own communities, but are we going to have a seat at the table when it comes to policy and governing?
With the overall theme of “Educating Women and Girls!” the office encouraged staff to get involved by donating household items and office supplies to Women at Work, which helps LA-area women prepare for the workforce with training and more. Staff could also choose to donate to either the US Fund for UNICEF or CARE.