International Women's Day 2019 (originally published 3/9/19)

Happy International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019! NBC News had a short piece about the history and purpose of the day here. You can also read in detail at As the NBC article points out, the day is celebrated in different ways in different countries. Wendy Ross, Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the chapter went to China 1 week after International Women’s Day 2015. The day falls on a workday, women come to the office/factory and are paid for the day, but do not work. Instead, they are treated to flowers, special meals, chair massages, and other perks. Does your workplace offer a celebration? If so, we'd love to hear about it! Contact Wendy Ross, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at

As a chapter, we are celebrating IWD 2019 by posting pictures of our volunteers on social media with the hastag #BalanceforBetter. Look our for us on PMI Rochester's LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram accounts!

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