News | 08.03.21

International Womens Day 2021 at Hey Girls

Its International Women’s Day 2021 at Hey Girls, and this year’s celebrations revolve around the #ChooseToChallenge campaign. The Hey Girls team have all contributed to this year’s event, sharing their hopes on how we can all Choose to Challenge for a better future.

I #ChooseToChallenge the disparity that exists between female and male entrepreneurs.  It is unacceptable and holding the UK back – we need to make entrepreneurship more accessible for women. – Celia, Founder & CEO

I #ChooseToChallenge gender stereotypes in the workplace, and inspire other women to always feel empowered in their career choice. – Tracy, Senior Logistics Manager

I #ChooseToChallenge inequality by bringing our children up with a genuine understanding and belief that men and women are equal, and that both should be treated with respect. – Becca, Senior Business Development Lead


Our Founder & CEO, Celia Hodson, is also taking part in a number of online events to mark International Women’s Day 2021. Check out our list of events, and tune in to some inspiring content!

MUD Urban Flowers are selling an exclusive IWD bouquet in honour of Celia, which will be sold throughout March to generate proceeds for our period poverty donation fund.

International Women's Day 2021

Celia was welcomed by Rupal Patel from Entreprenora for season 4 of their podcast series, talking all things bodies, periods, justice, and making sure men are part of the bloody conversation. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE NOW ?

The team at LOVERose Lingerie recorded an IGTV with Celia to discuss body-awareness and promote their range of underwear especially designed for post-surgery. WATCH IT NOW ?

United World Schools have welcomed Celia to their lunch-time event on the 9th of March, bringing together philanthropists and leading women who champion change and education.

FASHION HOUSE talk business as Celia walks us through the challenges faced when developing a social business. Proceeds from the virtual event on the 16th will go to our partners at The Hygiene Bank.

Social Good Connect will be sharing “The Purposeful Leaders Guide” podcast on the 23rd of March to delve deep into the world of Hey Girls, and understand why it is so important that more women lead social enterprises.


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, we have released a limited-edition Essential Bikini period pant. Pick up a pair throughout March and your donation will support our partners, Freedom4Girls!

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone!

International Women's Day 2021