How Will You Be Bold for International Women’s Day?


As much as we love to celebrate lingerie, we also love to celebrate the women who wear it. With tomorrow being International Women’s Day, we wanted to recognize the day and share ways to partake. Observed on March 8th each year, this day is meant to honor women’s political, social and economic achievement.

Thus, we felt it important to talk about International Women’s Day and how you can get involved. Events are scheduled to take place all around the world and range from marches, rallies and protests to community discussions, film screenings and women’s only brunches. The official webpage has a directory of events available by country with over 50 countries listed! Also, check if any local groups are planning events via discussion boards, official sites or social media groups.

If there isn’t an event scheduled in your area or you can’t attend one nearby, find your own way to honor the day. The theme for this year is #BeBoldForChange, so take a moment to reflect how you can be bold for change in your own way. It may be by:

  • volunteering in your community or a women’s shelter;
  • engaging on social media with the #BeBoldForChange hashtag and selfie cards;
  • and/or donating to a charity focused on the empowerment and advancement for women.
international women's day be bold for change selfie card

Sample Selfie Card

If you are unable to participate in IWD, March is Women’s History Month, so there will be events all month centered on female empowerment, progress and history. At Hanky Panky, we always try to be female positive.

Moreover, as a company dedicated to philanthropy, Hanky Panky and its founders continuously invest in improving the life of women globally. Organizations that we support include the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Girl Effect, FAIR Girls and many others. In 2012, Lida, our CEO, travelled to Rwanda and visited the hospitals that work with the International Organization for Women and Development, which you can read more about here.

Please visit our Philanthropy page to learn about groups and organizations we stand behind. Also, let us know how you will #BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day by tweeting/instagramming us at @hankypankyltd!

-Carla, marching on


About Hanky Panky

In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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