International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a day to celebrate the women in your life. From our best friends, mothers, sisters, daughters, wives or someone in the community who inspires us.
Hopefully, we show these women our support and recognise their incredibleness every day, but we think International Women’s Day is a great opportunity for people of all genders to tell the ladies in their lives how much they are loved and appreciated.
Dom and Geri are entirely female owned and run, which in the printing industry is very rare. We offer full ranges to complete your whole celebration theme, which include matching cards, wrapping paper and banners. Our products help people celebrate some of their biggest milestones and achievements and therefore we want it to be perfect for that moment.
We are here to help you find the perfect combination for International Women’s Day! Once you have found the ideal gift, just remember you’re sure to find the perfect personalised gift wrap, along with a fitting matching personalised card.
What is International Women’s Day?
International Women's Day is a global awareness day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also helps to create equal rights and opportunities for everyone.
It is an opportunity for all genders to come together and celebrate the advancement of women's rights and the strength of women globally. It's a day to recognise the power of women and the importance of their presence in society. Head to the IWD website for more information.
When is International Women’s Day?
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering in 1911, but it was officially adopted by the United Nations in 1977. Learn more on their website about the IWD’s timeline.
In 2023 the theme is #EmbraceEquity and we can all play a part.
International Women’s Day Interview
Meet Cara and Rachel – our two directors here at Dom and Geri.
Our designer, Caroline had lots of fun chatting to them about their career path and other advice for women entering the industry.
Can you tell us a little about you and your role at Dom and Geri?
We met 12 number of years ago in Italy, fell in love and got married in 2016. Cara was originally an event planner and her request to change to a ‘working from home’ role was denied (little did the company know that a month later the entire country would be working from home for the pandemic!). The opportunity came along at the same time to purchase Dom & Geri and the appeal of working for ourselves, alongside flexible hours for our Daughter, Annabelle was appealing.
As we are a small business, we are very hands on and you will see us in the office processing and packing your orders alongside our Operations Executive, Nichola, and Rachel’s Mum, Auntie and family friends who all pitch in to fold wrapping paper on busy day's (where we can have 200+ sheets of A1 wrapping paper to fold). We also work with our Designer, Caroline on all aspects of the website, social media and new designs.
This year, the International Women’s Day slogan is #EmbraceEquity, what does that mean for you in your work and general life?
We always try to be promote fairness in every aspect of our lives. Within work, we do just as much as the rest of our amazing team to make sure all tasks run smoothly. We run effectively drawing on our team's strengths and knowledge, we never believe that just because we are the directors, we know best. Team work really does make the dream work. Without effort, every member of the team are treated completely without bias, and rewarded equally.
At home, we strive everyday for Annabelle to have access to everything that she deserves – again promoting fairness and justice in diversity.
What advice would you give to women considering a career in your field?
Work hard – and never give in to the sniggers of the middle-aged men in this industry who don’t think a female printing business would succeed. We have come from different backgrounds, and it can sometimes be easy to stick to what you know, but if you think one step ahead and know what you want, this will help you gain the knowledge and skills to make it happen.
Cara producing your orders.
Rachel packing your orders.
On International Women’s Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their careers?
Believe in yourself and always be your own biggest cheerleader. Dreams come true because you work hard for them. Shape your own experience and define what it is that you want.
It can be easy to stick to what you know and do well and shy away. I would say it is good to think one step ahead regarding your profession and what you want. This will help you develop the required knowledge and skills to make it happen. On the flip side, be conscious that some of the best moves and opportunities in life happen organically!
What is your favourite inspiring International Women’s Day quotes that you would add to a personalised card?
‘The possibility of the dream gives strength’ - Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita