Every March 8, International Women's Day (IWD) is recognized globally as a day for acknowledging the social, economic, cultural and political achievements women have made since its inception in 1911. It’s also a reminder that we still have a long way to go to achieve gender equity and taking action matters.
One Girl Can provides scholarships and mentorship to girls to help them achieve independence and become leaders.
This year's global International Women's Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge.
A challenged world is an alert world. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements.
From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.
One Girl Can is partnering with some of our favourite brands to empower young women in Kenya. Be part of the ongoing movement for global gender equality by supporting these outstanding female-led businesses.
When you support these companies, they are generously donating proceeds to help build a dormitory for Ushirika Secondary School. See below for more details about eligible products and dates.
AG Hair creates products with the highest quality ingredients to ensure their hair and body care formulations create memorable experiences.
The impact: 50¢ of every purchase of One Girl Can edition Firewall from March 1-31.
Brunette the Label
Founded by Miriam Alden, Brunette the Label is a clothing brand designed in Canada. They believe the word "babe" to be a way of life, and strive to create a community that is inclusive.
The impact: 100% of net proceeds of sales from their #BabesSupportingBabes for One Girl Can collection on March 8.
FLEURS Tea combines medicinal herbs & hemp to recharge and rejuvenate the body and mind, rebalance it's natural equilibrium and reach its highest potential.
The impact: 100% of online net proceeds from HEAL Tea and 15% Stress Roll-On from March 1-31.
I love my muff
Suitable for all skin types, I Love My Muff plant based feminine care products were created to be used as part of your daily intimate self care routine.
The impact: 20% of net proceeds from purchases of Muff Kits from March 1-31.
Jen Murtagh Coaching
Jen Murtagh is passionate about coaching female leaders to live and lead bravely so that they can create meaningful impact and design a life they love.
The impact: 50% of net proceeds from the purchase of the Intention + Visioning workbook from March 1 - 31.
Founder, Jessika created Jiyubox to help you discover a curated collection of clean beauty made by passionate Indie beauty brands all in one place.
The impact: 20% of net proceeds March 1-31 of limited edition box with products from Woodlot, Scentuals, KODO Collection and MIFA & Co.
KIP. encourages women to invest in a night's rest and, in turn, invest in themselves. Pajamas that are bespoke, designed with quality and elegance in mind.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds of sales of the Premium Pajama Set in Soft Rose from March 1-8.
Kit and Ace
Small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect in our communities, and our world. Send an Optimism postcard to someone to let them know how awesome they are.
The impact: From March 8-14, Kit and Ace will donate $1 for every Note of Optimism sent. AND on March 8, $1 from every purchase online will be donated.
KODO Collection founder, Reyna, uses natural and organic ingredients that are effective and can improve your overall well-being.
The impact: 20% of net proceeds from sales of all body care and perfume oils from March 1 -31.
Leah Alexandra Jewelry
Leah Alexandra Jewelry was born from a lifelong obsession with gemstones. Each piece in the collection is passionately designed to become a storytelling heirloom.
The impact: 50% of net proceeds from sales of a specially curated collection of items March 1 -8.
The style and designs of LOLO Jewellery are a mixture of current and classic designs that can be worn as everyday pieces and into an elegant evening out.
The impact: $20 of every purchase from select pieces from March 1-31.
Love my life box
The Love My Life Box is a subscription box filled with some of Jen Hamilton, CEO of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness, (and her team’s) favourite brands and must have items.
The impact: $10 of every box will go towards One Girl Can until March 8.
MIFA & Co
MIFA’s plant-rich bath and body offerings restore, refresh and reset our experience by encouraging daily connection to self, deep breathing and relaxation.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds from purchases of Self-Care Set from March 8-10.
Now or Never Publishing
Now or Never Publishing is a literary publisher of contemporary Canadian fiction and poetry, like 'Running Downhill Like Water' by Jane Woods.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds from sales of all female author's titles March 8-31.
Paper Label designs loungewear for simple sophistication and comfort. They have the perfect fit and style whether you're working from home or you're on the go.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds from all purchases on March 8.
Scentuals offers products meticulously formulated from quality 100% natural ingredients that are undoubtedly safe.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds from the purchase of any Anti-Aging and Radiance face product on March 8.
Shangri-la Vancouver offers the grown-up version of the pajama party that not only allows you to have a wonderful night but also gives back.
The impact: For every night you stay with the Philanthropic Stay, $50 CAD will be donated.
skoah creates skincare designed with purpose and created with care, using exceptional quality ingredients. Simply powerful skin care.
The impact: 25% of net proceeds from the purchase of 'face kream' on March 8.
Sun Vixen Swimwear believes in function and form. When you choose Sun Vixen, you step into the sun, glowing inside and out.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds from the purchase of the Gold Dress.
Supercrush creates quality handmade scrunchies to suit different hair types. They're committed to sustainability, and using locally sourced materials.
The impact: 20% of net proceeds from the purchase of select bundles from March 8-14.
This Bag Helps
This Bag Helps started when Susie and her husband, Bryan wanted to give back after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on businesses.
The impact: 100% net proceeds of "Educate a Girl" bag sold is donated (ongoing).
Woodlot is a Canadian line of premium, natural home & body basics created to inspire the beauty rituals of future generations.
The impact: 15% of net proceeds from the purchase of any skin care product March 1 - 31.
Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
Get Oxygen Yoga and Fitness at home! Founder, Jen Hamilton, leads 5-day Mini Series to target every muscle group.
The impact: Make a $5 donation to One Girl Can through our donation form (put Oxygen Yoga in the comments) to access this series that will have you feeling stronger and more confident.
Legend Haul pivoted during Covid-19 to provide home grocery delivery service of consciously sourced food and products.
The impact: As the donation featured organization for the month, make donation at check out.
WNorth on Clubhouse
Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 12-1pm PST
Join Heather Odendaal, host of the weekly "Women's Leadership Lunch" on Clubhouse for an open conversation and learning space highlighting entrepreneurs who have persevered through a tough year and came out the other side.
Speakers include: Ritz Clinging, Founder, I Love My Muff, Carla Hogg, CEO, Gentle Fawn, Miriam Alden, Founder/CEO/Creative Director, Brunette the Label, Aliya Amershi, Tech Startup Coach & Founder, Codefree App Launch.
The event is free to attend but requires the Clubhouse app on an Apple iPhone join and listen in.
The impact: Learn from incredible leaders and raise awareness for this important day.
Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
Date: Monday, March 8
Time: 12:30-1:30pm PST
Founder, Jen Hamilton, leads a total body conditioning class suitable for all levels of fitness in this special IWD session. No equipment needed!
The class is free for anyone to join. Just join the Oxygen Everywhere Facebook group to have access to the class.
The impact: Can't make the class or loved it and want to do it again? For a $5 donation, we can send you the link to the recorded session.
Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 6-7pm PST
Join JoieFarm Winery Owner and Executive Wine Maker, Heidi Noble, and Everything Wine's Manager of Education, Lisa Giovanella, for great conversation and insights from female leaders in the wine industry.
It's free to stream the event but to best enjoy the tasting, stop by any Everything Wine in BC to purchase a JoieFarm Virtual Tasting Bundle.
The impact: $5 from every JoieFarm wine bundle will be graciously donated by JoieFarm to support University scholarships.
Area of greatest need
$50Your donation can help to give one desk and bench for two students.
$100Provide school spirit with two sets of sports uniforms for 25 girls so they can stay active while at school.
$250Further the voices of tomorrow with one desktop computer for journalism club.
$10Outfit a girls sports team with two sets of uniforms.
$50Promote performance and fine arts education for girls by supporting with musical instruments for music and dance groups.
$66Can help provide a water tank adequate for drinking water for a whole school.
Sponsor a university student
$300Co-sponsor a university student
$500Buy a laptop for a first year university student
$1000Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year
$3500Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop
$25Co-sponsor a university student
$42Buy a laptop for a first year university student
$84Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year
$292Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop
Sponsor a high school student
$50Help fund tuition for a high school girl
$250Fund six months of high school for a girl
$500Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board
$21Fund six months of high school for a girl
$42Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board
$84Fully sponsor two girls for one year, including tuition and board