International Women’s Day – coming up on March 8th – offers an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and highlight the amazing work women are doing around the globe. The IWD theme for 2023 is #EmbraceEquity and we are here for it with open arms.
Did you know, out of approximately 582 million in the world, there are about 252 million women-owned businesses around the world?
At FORI.LIVE we are embracing this moment by supporting the incredible female makers and businesses across the globe. Here’s a few ways you can join the celebration:
Shop our favorite women-owned businesses
The Honest Company. Founded by actress Jessica Alba, Honest started out selling organic baby items but now offers an amazing array of skincare, beauty, and items for the home. The Skin Must-Haves Kit is a fan-favorite, and with over 100 amazing reviews, it’s not hard to see why!
Cuyana offers clothing and accessories that are sustainably made and designed to withstand trends, and time. Founded by the female led duo Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah, Cuyana aims to create timeless essentials for the modern woman. In addition to partnering with skilled craftswomen around the globe, Cuyana’s internal team is also primarily female-led. Crafted from luxurious Italian leather and in an array of sizes, the Easy Tote is a soft and lightweight bag, designed for work, travel, or wherever the day might take you.
Discover globally-owned female small businesses
Margaret Nyamumbo founded Kenyan coffee-brand Kahawa 1893 after realizing that women provide roughly ninety percent of farm-labor but own only one percent of the land. Featured on Shark Tank, Nyamumbo’s mission is to work directly with farmers to empower women and commit to transparency in farming to ensure that women farmers reap the rewards from their hard work. Order the best-selling Safari Blend in either whole bean or ground varieties here, and discover why Kenyan coffee is consistently ranked one of the best in the world.
Founded by friends and business partners Vivita and Avneet in 2012, The Wishing Chair offers whimsical, high-quality tableware and gifts that are handcrafted and designed in India by a team of highly-skilled craftswomen. From jewelry and accessories, table linen to wall décor, The Wishing Chair’s mission is to provide women with colorful, creative designs for their home while also supporting local communities in India by employing women artisans. Named for their favorite Enid Blyton book, The Adventures of The Wishing Chair, the founders shared:
“The chair was magical and could take you wherever you wished. We loved the transportive nature of this idea, and that our spaces should stir a certain nostalgic longing to that dreamy, joyful, happy place we all yearn for. And so, the name stuck.”
Their stunning collection of birthday gifts, candy colored tableware and so much more will make all your wishes come true.
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Share, Repost and Embrace the IWD Message
What does #EmbraceEquity mean to you? As the theme of International Women’s Day 2023, embracing equity means working together to create positive change for women and girls worldwide.
Help spread the message on social media by sharing what International Women’s Day means to you!
Strike the #EmbraceEquity pose and share it across social media using #IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity to encourage others to help forge an inclusive world.
Share the love by posting some of your favorite women-owned small businesses across social media with the hashtag #IWD2023 #WomenOwned.