10 Best Virtual Team Building Activities For Women’s History Month

10 Best Virtual Team Building Activities For Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a great time to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of women. It’s also an opportunity to explore ways to create a more inclusive workplace beyond the month of March. As a remote team, we know that finding the best virtual activities and games centered around Women’s History Month can be a challenge, which is why we assembled this list.

We get it. We’re remote ourselves, so we know the struggles of being together from afar. However, lucky for you, we are literally a company that specializes in remote engagement. And we’ve learned a thing or two about how to engage people remotely. Luna Park has helped companies like TikTok, Meta, Salesforce, Amazon, Chegg, and Ava Labs create fun virtual experiences.

We’ve surveyed over 6k Luna Park players, and 90% of them feel more connected to their colleagues after an event. So – how do you do the same?

Below you will find our top ten virtual team-building ideas you can use this month to recognize women in history, talk about gender equality at your company, and strengthen relationships with your teammates.

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Virtual team-building activities and games centered around Women’s History Month can help foster positive group dynamics and create an even stronger team. Learning about women’s history and how to be an ally in the movement for equity is a daily responsibility—which is why it is so essential to create spaces where people can engage with intersectionality, build community, and lift up all voices. Here are our top ten virtual team building games and activities. For your benefit, we’ve highlighted free options and included rough team sizes.

1. Start a book club!

There are SO MANY incredible female authors that don’t get nearly enough credit as they deserve. Start a book club with your employees with a different theme each month. This can be a fun way to engage with one another on a different level that is more relaxed, centered around an activity, and can be great fodder for lively discussions. Here’s a list we really like for some great women and non-binary authors to check out.

You can also find ways to make reading competitive by creating incentives to go along with your company book club. The person who finishes their book first or has the best book summary can win a gift card to their favorite book store! This is a fun, free way to get to know some mind-blowing authors you may not have heard of.

Fun Fact: Did you know that you can use the Libby app to access library books from your local library? You can access the books you borrow for FREE and from any device.

Resource: Libby App: Free ebooks & audiobooks from your library | by OverDrive.

Cost: Free!

Effort: Low

Recommended group size: 3-7 people

2. Celebrate on social media!

Check out the women who’ve left their mark on our world and those — from politicians to business people to artists — who are making a difference today. Thank them on social media, look them up and read more about what they’ve done, find stories you relate to or that teach you something new. Then, share it with the world! Or, at least your followers.

Sharing on social media is an easy way to celebrate Women’s History Month. You can share quotes you love from inspiring women or signal boost women on social media you find inspiring by resharing their posts.

Here are a few quotes from powerful, awe-inspiring women that you can add to your posts throughout March:

“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” – Sonia Sotomayor

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

”What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” – Rupi Kaur

Cost: Free!

Effort: Moderate

Recommended group size: Any Size

3. Roundtable Discussion: Ask yourself what are ways that all of us reinforce gender-biased assumptions

It’s easy to take our gender and the expectations that come with it for granted. Explore your gender, how it impacts you, and how you can challenge gendered expectations at work and home. Take this moment RIGHT NOW, and just think for a second, what does your gender mean to you, if anything?

Consider this: what are the gendered assumptions you yourself carry? Many of us, unconsciously, perpetuate traditional gender norms through our actions in one way or another. But each of us has the power to challenge these assumptions with a simple shift in perspective. There are so many ways we do this day-to-day without even realizing it. Like the assumption that men are just better at sports. Or that women are overly emotional. Or that men who express their feelings are weak.

Fun Fact: At 17 years old, Jackie Mitchell became the second woman ever to participate in professional baseball. This is the fun part, though; during an exhibition game against the Yankees in ‘31, Mitchell struck out none other than baseball legends Babe Rough and Lou Gehrig.

There are always more ways to challenge gender-biased assumptions. But it starts with talking. This can be hard. It might make you feel nervous or uncomfortable. That’s okay! It’s never too late to learn. And who knows, maybe together we can start to make some changes.

Cost: Free!

Effort: Moderate

Recommended group size: Any Size

4. Find a local or virtual Women’s History Month event and report back to your team on the experience

Although we can’t always gather in person for Women’s History Month, we created a list of virtual events that you can join from home that still celebrate International Women’s Day, Women’s Equality Day, and more. From online museum tours to a deep dive into the lives of your favorite women in history, there’s no better time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women throughout history. Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your search:

Cost: Varies $, $$

Effort: Moderate

Recommended group size: Any Size

5. Roundtable Discussion: Talk about how to create a ‘principled space’

We’ve talked a lot about safe spaces, which is a fantastic start as a society. The only problem is that creating a safe space is nearly impossible, especially when different people have different definitions of what that means. So instead, you can work towards developing a ‘principled space.’ The notion of a ‘principled space’ was originally developed by artist and activist Hanalei Ramos. It refers to an agreed set of principles that everyone agrees to abide by–such as remaining aware of our privileges and treating others’ experiences with respect.

And remember, you don’t have to have all the answers right away; that’s why you hold these round table discussions to figure out how we can all support each other better.

Cost: Free!

Effort: Moderate

Recommended group size: 5-10 people

6. Create a fun collaborative powerpoint presentation challenge

Women throughout history are often left out of our textbooks. Use this presentation to shine a spotlight on all of the women that should be remembered throughout history and today. This is a fun way to create a presentation on women who may have been left out of the history books. You can let your imagination run wild and include any facts about their lives, which can help to fluff up the presentation for entertainment purposes (we see you!). Keep the number of slides to 10 at most. You can do this by breaking out into smaller groups centered around decade or theme.

Examples of themes:

  • “Women are just better at sports”
  • “Who really invented that?”
  • “Is that your daughter? She looks so smart!”

Cost: Free, $

Effort: High

Recommended group size: 5-10 people

7. Invite intersectionality into the conversation by having a guest speaker

Gender equality and intersectionality are important, but they don’t just happen by themselves. Inclusive workplaces don’t happen unless someone makes them happen. Get ahead of the curve by having an expert speak with your team.

Intersectionality is how all of the different aspects of a person’s identity can overlap and influence how that person experiences oppression or privilege. For example, a trans-black woman will likely experience sexism, racism, and transphobia. Each of these identities can shape her experiences and the way others treat her. Invite intersectionality into the conversation by having a guest speaker on. We won’t know everything there is to know. That’s why it’s good to invite an expert to come in and fill in the blanks.

Talk about preferred pronouns with facilitators from LGBTQ2+ communities in a safe and accessible environment. Through facilitated conversation and individual activities, you will hear first-hand experiences of the personal significance of pronouns, and practice using them confidently.

Resources: LGBTQ2SAI+ Diversity Training — QMUNITY

Cost: $

Effort: Moderate

Recommended group size: Any Size

9. Women’s History Month care packages for your employees

Create a Care Package for your employees with amazing women-owned business products. Everyone should feel included, men and women, in celebrating Women’s History Month. We curate a list of woman owned businesses for you to consider!

Cost: $$, $$$, $$$$

Effort: Low

Recommended group size: Any Size

Choose a pre-made gift basket
Customize your gifts
Make your own gift basket with these curated items:
10. Host an informative and fun game show experience

You can create your own games and run the experience on Zoom or Celebrate Women’s History Month virtually with us on Luna Park. We’ve created an incredibly fun and educational game show experience hosted by professional comedians on a platform purpose built for an interactive game show. Players will learn fun facts about notable women throughout history (Bonnie Parker, Madonna, Kate Bush, Eleanor Roosevelt, etc…) and enjoy the company of their coworkers in a relaxed, fun environment while they’re at it.

Cost: $, $$

Effort: Low

Recommended group size: 2-300

What’s so important about Women’s History Month today?

Women currently make up more than 50% of the population but are still vastly underrepresented in leadership roles in government and corporate positions worldwide.

Women continue to face inequality in society. Even today, women around the world are underrepresented as leaders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. As of 2021, the highest number of women-led Fortune 500 companies only featured 41 women out of 500 CEOs. That means that only 8.1% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.

Despite some gains in Congressional representation in recent years, women still remain underrepresented in this branch of government. As of 2021, just under 27% of Congress is female. This number pales in comparison to male representation. Additionally, just ten countries worldwide have a woman Head of State while 13 have a woman Head of Government. Food for Thought: History is not a place but a social and intellectual construct that we need to be questioning and re-discovering constantly.

Did you know: Women’s History Month actually started as only one day: March 8th. It wasn’t until 1978 that it was declared women shall have one whole week to celebrate themselves, and then not until 1987 that it became an entire month. You may not know this, but each women’s history month has a theme; this year it’s #BreakTheBias.

Thanks for taking the time to think about Women’s History Month. If you have additional ideas or want to learn more please reach out to us at info@golunapark.com

10 Best Virtual Team Building Activities For Women’s History Month

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