2020 International Women’s Day theme: #BecauseOfYou

Empowering women and girls to equally participate in economic, social and political life benefits people of all genders. It increases economic prosperity, promotes peace and security, upholds fairness and justice in our society, and ultimately creates happier and healthier communities.

This International Women’s Day we are shining a light on grassroots efforts to advance gender equality in communities across the country and honouring Canadians who are finding powerful ways, both big and small, to drive positive change right at the source.

Join us in celebrating this year’s theme #BecauseOfYou, which pays tribute to the diverse and inspirational gender equality change-makers we know in our own lives.

This International Women’s Day:

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Christine Sinclair International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Christine Sinclair” appears in teal green followed by her quote "Growing up, the National Women’s Soccer Team wasn’t well known — now girls dream of playing for Canada. As teammates across this country, let’s invest in equal participation everywhere. We train for societal excellence the same way we train for the Olympics: through practice, perseverance, and participation." To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Christine Sinclair. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

LGen Chris Whitecross International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “LGen Chris Whitecross” appears in teal green followed by her quote “If being true to yourself, having confidence in what you do, and knowing you matter, makes us trailblazers – then bring it on! #IWD.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of LGen Chris Whitecross. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Kathryn Foss International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Kathryn Foss” appears in teal green followed by her quote “Breaking gender barriers benefits not only women, but all of humanity. Inclusive culture encourages respect for individual differences where unique perspectives bring strength, understanding and compassion to the world.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Kathryn Foss. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Ann Divine International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Ann Divine” appears in teal green followed by her quote “My wish is for all women, girls and others in my circle to blaze that trail, creating light on the path for all to walk through carrying our unique selves.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Ann Divine. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Dr. Alaa Murabit International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Dr. Alaa Murabit” appears in teal green followed by her quote “Although women remain the most undervalued global economic asset, equally employing them would boost our GDP by $150 billion by 2026. IWD recognizes that opportunities, pay, and work conditions for women and girls must improve to achieve real economic power and equality.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Dr. Alaa Murabit. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Dr. Donna Strickland International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Dr. Donna Strickland” appears in teal green followed by her quote “Let’s all encourage young people to find a career based on what they love, regardless of their gender. When we all do what we enjoy, we will do our best.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Dr. Donna Strickland. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Raven Lacerte International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Raven Lacerte” appears in teal green followed by her quote “Women have so much strength, power, and wisdom. Centering and celebrating strong women is so important to inspire other young girls to be whoever they want and achieve anything they dream of.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Raven Lacerte. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Dr. Mona Nemer International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Dr. Mona Nemer” appears in teal green followed by her quote “We need more mentors! Mentors were instrumental to me throughout my career. They guided my personal and professional development and helped me realize that being a successful scientist is compatible with being a woman too.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Dr. Mona Nemer. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

Senator Chantal Petitclerc International Women’s Day 2020 social media shareable
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The social media shareable has a white background with three overlapping circles in light shades of teal green, yellow-green and orange. The hashtag “Because Of You” is written in teal green on the top left corner. Below it, “Sen. Chantal Petitclerc” appears in teal green followed by her quote “When it comes to equality, the battle is far from over. Here, like everywhere else in the world, equality remains a significant issue. Actions are stronger than words.” To the right of the quote is a pencil-effect portrait of Senator Chantal Petitclerc. “International Women’s Day” and “March 8, 2020” appear in black on the bottom left. Just underneath is the Women and Gender Equality Canada departmental identifier in the bottom left corner in black. The Canada wordmark appears in black in the bottom right corner.

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