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Thoughts about International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was invented in 1911 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, following labor movements advocating for equal participation of women in society. Since then, this day takes place every March 8th and is now recognized internationally. Also highlighted as ‘Women’s Rights Day’ in some countries, this day holds great importance each year, often emphasized in various ways depending on cultures, countries, and individual perceptions.

Reflecting on this annual event of International Women’s Day, we wanted to gather different opinions to question the most relevant way to approach this event.

Through discussions with several women from the Systematix team, we realized that each individual had a personal and unique vision of this symbolic day, and depending on cultures, personalities, and experiences, March 8th resonated slightly differently with each one.

On this March 8th, we decided to share with you some of the testimonies we gathered from our various Systematix offices because we believe there are no right or wrong ways to mark this day, but simply many different points of view.


Following these enriching discussions, we ask you, readers, ‘What does March 8th mean to you?’