Last week, I was fortunate enough to help organise and participate in International Women’s Day, held on the 8th of March every year.
International Women’s Day celebrates the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women. Many companies like Accenture spend a day or a portion of the day having an event to celebrate women, and reflecting on being a woman in society (and in our case, in the corporate world).
This year, I was a part of a small team in Brisbane that helped plan and run the event, which was held at the Stamford Plaza. The day started with registration and a meet and greet with the Brisbane Accenture community. This was followed by a number of inspirational speeches from two internal Accenture employees, as well as two external speakers who have had an influential and positive effect on the community. The presenters gave everyone a personal insight on how to cope with stress and how to deal with a task if it starts to becomes too hard. It was nice to have personal responses and experiences from them as it gave the day a personalised touch.
Following the speeches, everyone at the event participated in a brainstorming collaboration session. This involved identifying the strong points of women in the work force as well as soar points that still need to be addressed holistically. These ideas were shared around the room and used for further research.
This event gave me the opportunity to work with Accenture employees that I may not have had the chance to work with, as well as experience what it was like to plan and execute a large Accenture event. It is nice to work for a company like Accenture, that takes the time to celebrate a great day. I am already looking forward to next year!
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