Every year March 8th marks the annual celebration of International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
With your help, we raised $6,500 for Chic Geek. Thank you to everyone who supported our #HelcimIWD initiative. All proceeds will go to increase diversity in the hi-tech and startup communities by educating, engaging, and empowering women.
Supporting women in business
If you have ever done business with us you know that Helcim is a company passionate about better. Not only do we want better payments for you, but we also believe that our world is better when everyone is equal. It’s this belief, that makes Helcim proud to support International Women’s Day. Having more women as business owners helps drive creativity, innovation, and growth in our communities and generates more opportunities for our society as a whole.
This year International Women’s Day comes near the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis that has challenged the progress made towards equality in the workforce. Helcim knows the importance of supporting women in starting businesses and in pursuing careers in technology.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/518411629To show our commitment, we’ve partnered with an incredible organization in our community called Chic Geek. And on March 8th, twenty cents from every transaction processed will go towards assisting Chic Geek in their mandate to increase diversity in the hi-tech and startup communities by educating, engaging, and empowering women.**
Neat Right?! Here are two ways you can participate:
- Shop with a Helcim merchant on March 8th. $0.20 of every approved transaction will be donated to Chic Geek
- Don’t know a Helcim merchant to shop at? Simply tweet or post on Instagram using the hashtag #HelcimIWD. $0.20 will be donated for every tweet and IG post using this hashtag on March 8th.
Women owned businesses we love
We love our merchants and want to recognize some female-owned businesses that we have the privilege to partner with. Not only are these women successful entrepreneurs but they are also paving the way for more women alike to follow their passions. For IWD we ask them why they feel it is important to encourage more women in business. Watch their video answers below and join the conversation on social using #HelcimIWD.
https://player.vimeo.com/video/518417783Happy International Women’s Day. Together we can #ChooseToChallenge #HelcimIWD
** Helcim will donate up to a maximum of $10,000 on March 8, 2021. March 8, 2021 is defined as 12:01am-11:59pm MST.