We want everyone to join CHFT celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) this Sunday 8th March.
IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
So if you're working - or not at work even - why not send a photo of an inspirational woman in your life to us?
It might be a colleague, your sister, your mum or your daughter.
Send your photos to CHFT@cht.nhs.uk with a few words about why she's an inspiration, or tag us on our social media accounts @CHFTNHS (Twitter) or Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (Facebook).
And next week CHFT Weekly will share them all trustwide.
Here are some nice ideas to celebrate:
- Spend time with a woman in your life who has influenced who you are today
- Send a little note to a woman in your life to tell them how much they mean to you
- Give back to other women - is there someone you could offer help to, mentor, coach or quite simply make them a drink.
- Visit a local women’s day event near you -
On Monday 9th CHFT is hosting an International Women's Day event at the HRI Learning Centre at 2pm. If you'd like to know more get in touch with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager Nikki Hosty: Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org).
For your information, IWD is an official holiday in many countries including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.
The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day.