DO DAY 2019 – SHE WINS. WE WIN.
CO-CREATE SOLUTIONS TO ELEVATE WOMEN

At The DO School, we believe that in just one day individuals and communities can come together and make a tangible difference towards global challenges – no matter how daunting. That’s why we created DO Day: our annual international day of DOing on the 18th of October. DO Day calls on Purposeful DOers around the world to come together and co-create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. 

DO DAY 2019:

WE CHALLENGE YOU TO CO-CREATE SOLUTIONS TO ELEVATE WOMEN 

Organize a DO Day event

Bring your community together and organize a DO DAY event to co-create solutions for your local issues related to woman.

Join a DO Day event

Sign up to join a DO Day event near you.
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After far too long, groundbreaking movements like #metoo, #timesup and #genderpaygap bravely paved the way and elevated various women’s movements to the global stage. While real progress has been made in advancing women’s sexual health rights, getting more and more women in elected office, and countless other inspiring wins, there is still so much to do.

It’s time to act now and act together. We need to harness the current momentum to elevate women and communities around the world. That being said, DO Day 2019 on the 18th of October will bring people together locally to elevate women globally. DO Day is an event for everyone; from entrepreneurs and students to larger corporations and community activists, we’re inviting you to bring your community together and organize a DO Day event around a topic relating to the problems faced by women in society today.

CHOOSE AN IMPORTANT TOPIC WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY

We challenge you to co-create solutions to…

Elevate women in tech

Improve education for girls

Close the gender gap

Get women into public office

Improve menstrual hygiene

Advance female entrepreneurs

…OR SOLVE AN IMPORTANT ISSUE WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY

As the challenges faced by women differ greatly from country to country, we want you to choose an issue that best reflects your community’s needs. Whether it’s developing an app that supports female safety in Mumbai, creating workshops for women in leadership in New York, or highlighting the importance of female communities in rural Sudan, we want local communities to identify and tackle a problem most relevant to them.

WHY THE TOPIC OF WOMEN?

Girls in rural areas lack access to education:

% don’t attend secondary school.

Women and girls still lack basic rights:

% of women worldwide are married before their 18th birthday.

Sexual violence and harassment is pervasive:

% of women worldwide have experienced sexual violence/harassment from a non partner.

Women are drivers of the economy but often ignored:

% of of the world’s unpaid work is performed by women.

MEET THE DO DAY ORGANIZERS

DO Day 2019 is organized by DOers from all over the world who all share the same ambition to create the world they want to live in.

LENA SPÄTH

Munich, Germany

MUCBOOK is Munich’s city guide for the creative scene. Its Clubhäuser are coworking spaces that create inspiring discussions about the future of the city. AMORE space focuses on female creatives, so it is the perfect location for the do day 2019. 

Topic: Female creatives in a male-dominated environment

KADDIE ROTHE

Berlin, Germany

Directed by renowned, rebelle creative agency Goal Girls. The first Co-creagency opened its doors in Berlin Mitte in April 2019. The goal is to grow into an international community of empowerment. We work on projects with local and Global brands.

GORDON SELASI DOGBE

Accra, Ghana

Am an enthusiastic young entrepreneurial innovator, 23yrs old. Very success oriented I am motivated to always help others achieve their ambitions and objectives. Founder, StartUpGh Foundation. Am passionate about youth development and entrepreneurship.

Topic: Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills for Women

RAQUEL DANIEL

Abuja, Nigeria

Raquel is a Global Shaper, Climate Reality Leader and founder of Beyond the Classroom Africa, a non-profit focused on improving access to quality education for children and reproductive health education for girls in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria.

Topic: Improve menstrual hygiene for girls.

JOIN A DO DAY EVENT NEAR YOU!

Want to organize a DO Day event in your city? Sign up to become an organizer!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Have an impact: Directly impact a critical global issue and have the opportunity to get financial support and resources to implement your solutions developed during DO Day.

Connect: Meet, learn and share with a diverse group of DOers in your community and around the world who are just as passionate as you through the event and webinars hosted by The DO School Team. 

Support and resources: The DO School facilitators will provide you with individual tools, methods, and innovation skills to help you tackle any topic.

Inspire: DO Day is a platform for you to bring attention to your initiative, project, company, or community.

Workshop formatting: The DO School facilitators will provide a clear format advising you on how to run workshops and engagements during the day.

Elevate the topic: With our prominent ambassadors endorsing DO Day, your project has a chance to receive global awareness.

MEET THE DO DAY AMBASSADORS

SCILLA ELWORTHY

“A peace agreement is 35% more likely to last at least 15 years if women participate in its negotiation. The reason? because women represent the interests of those most affected in war – children, women, the elderly and those suffering PTSD. Yet until recently women made up only 2.5% of signatories to peace agreements. We have to change that, by putting forward the bios of the many suitably qualified women.”

THORSTEN KIEFER

WASH United

“It’s unacceptable that in 2019, women and girls the world over continue to be discriminated, excluded and stigmatized because of something that is perfectly natural and normal: their periods.
When girls are empowered to manage their periods safely and hygienically, they are more likely to stay in school when they reach puberty. She wins. We win.”

MONIKA PIEROTH

WASH United

 Monika studied law in France and in Germany. In her professional life she gained international experience as lawyer and in-house counsel. She supports the topic of Menstrual Hygiene Management at WASH United and establishes their advisory council.

CILIA C. KANELLOPOULOS

Vodafone Institute

Cilia C. Kanellopoulos is Head of Social Innovation at the Vodafone Institute, where she runs the female empowerment accelerator, F-LANE. Through her work, she seeks to shed light on how digital technologies can transform industries, influence governments, and societies, and empower people, especially women.

DO DAY 2018

Last years DO Day brought together over 1,000 people at 32 events in 19 countries to co-create tangible solutions to one of the world’s most vexing problems: plastic pollution.

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