Ally Portee

Women

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.


In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March. Two years later, in December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with their historical and national traditions. In adopting its resolution, the General Assembly recognized the role of women in peace efforts and development and urged an end to discrimination and an increase of support for women's full and equal participation.

 

Every year, I host International Women’s Day events, collaborating with charities or NGOs. It’s a moment to get a discussion going, to get thinking about how women can work together and support one another in their sphere’s of influence, while at the same time bringing men into the discussion, to figure out ways in which both sexes can work towards gender parity.

 

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International Women’s Day 2015 - Berlin, Germany

International Women’s Day 2019 - London, England

In collaboration with Hult’s Global Women in Business

International Women’s Day 2017 - London, England

In collaboration with Global Girl MediaUK

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International Women’s Day 2015 - Berlin, Germany

Panelists Included-

JABEEN BHATTI- U.S. Journalist and Managing Editor at Associated Reporters Abroad (ARA), Berlin, Germany

HEIKE MAC KERRON- Director of the Berlin Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States

LISA PIPPUS, President of Style is a Language

CHRISTINE THUMM, Founder of Serve the City Berlin


International Women’s Day 2016 - Berlin, Germany - At Berlin Metropolitan School during a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade assembly

Panelists Included-

CAROLINE SCHMITT- Journalist for Deutsche Welle, Freelance Journalist, and Photojournalist

MARCELA FERNANDEZ ALVAREZ- Marketing Director Hematology and Neurology for Region Latin-America at Bayer Pharma AG

ADI WOLF- Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Fine artist, Writer and Creator

DAPHNE CHENG- Graphic Designer & Student

SILVIA ZIEGLER- Foreign Service Officer at the German Foreign Office

International Women’s Day 2017 - London, England - In collaboration with Global Girl MediaUK


International Women’s Day 2017 - London, England - In collaboration with Global Girl MediaUK

Panelists Included-

BONNIE CHIU- Co-Founder and CEO, Lensational

HANNAH ELWYN- Programmes Manager, Refugee Support Network

MUNA HASSAN- Trustee, Integrate UK

HENNA KHALED- International Human Rights Activist

MARION OSIEYO- Global Development Specialist

PAULINA STACHNIK- Digital Marketing Officer, Women for Women International


International Women’s Day 2018 - London, England - In collaboration with Global Girl MediaUK & The Stars Foundation

Panelists Included-

AISHA CLARKE- Youth Ambassador, GlobalGirl UK

SWATEE DEEPAK- Director, Stars Foundation

DEEQO SHIRE, Representative, Integrate

ELINA SALO, Business Planning and Revenue Management Manager, UPS


International Women’s Day 2019 - London, England - In collaboration with Hult’s Global Women in Business

Guest-

PRINCESS TESSY DE NASSAU OF LUXEMBOURG- Director and Co-Founder of Professors Without Borders