#BalanceforBetter – International Women’s Day Chicago Style

It is March, that means its International Women’s Month and at Dresscode we are soooooooo excited!!!

That being said we want to share with our community all of the great things planned in Chicago for International Women’s Day (IWD). on March 8th and the rest of the month.  But before we jump into that we want to highlight this year’s AWESOME theme.

Every year there is a theme for IWD and sub-themes to support the day, month, year, movement. If you didn’t know the theme for 2019 is #BalanceForBetter. Below are the sub-themes:

  • Year long activity and collaboration
  • Let’s build a gender-balanced world
  • Collectively we can all play a part
  • Motivate others
  • Amplify via social media
  • Take action

Whatever that means to you…“The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world.

Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere.

From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.

Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter.”

*Italics quote from: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme

Now for the events:

2019 Chicago Kick Off Party

IWD Kick-Off Party and Coding Event

Let’s first highlight the Chicago IWD Kick-Off Party and Coding Event Hosted by your’s truly, Dresscode and FWD Collective at Elevate.

March 7th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

To celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) Dresscode Tech and FWD presents the Chicago IWD Kick Off Party and Code Pop-Up. This is a public event in Chicago to high-light IWD and Women’s month. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. With only 25% of tech jobs occupied by women Dresscode strives everyday for balance in tech.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with like-minded people and take a Dresscode coding lesson if they are inspired to do so as a group.

This event will kick off this amazing month and high-light everything going on in Chicago to celebrate IWD/Month also attendees will get to test out Dresscode’s platform.

This is an afterwork event at Elevate in the West Loop.

Drinks and after work treats will be provided. Attendees will also get to take a Dresscode coding lesson ($40 value)

Event Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM – Doors open
  • 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM – Networking
  • 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM – Speaker program
  • 7:00 PM – 7:30ish – Wine and Code for those who want to try a Dresscode HTML lesson
  • 7:30ish – 8:00 PM – More networking and event wrap up

What to expect at a coding pop-up?

Create a website about yourself, view the latest in Fashion Technology from Dresscode and learn to code in less than an hour.

The group will take the lesson together during the event, learn about coding and STEM and have the opportunity to view Dresscode’s sophisticated accessories that have an empowering message in computer science code on them. These accessories unlock different lessons that teach coding skills.

BYOL – Each guest will be encouraged to bring their laptop and will be able to take a complimentary coding lesson ($40 value). The group will take the lesson together during the event. Guests will be able to order Dresscode bracelets at the pop-up at a discount.

Get your tickets now

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Better for Balance – 1871 Chicago


1871 // 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago IL 60654

Join 1871 as they celebrate the 2019 International Women’s Day theme “Balance for Better” with an empowering day of talks, workshops, and experiences that aim to elevate the voices of women and increase their representation in the workplace and beyond.


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International Women’s Day: Balance for Better by SheSays Chicago

March 8, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST

Join She Says Chicago and Leo Burnett for a panel discussion on this year’s theme

Get Tickets Now

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Celebrate International Women’s Day!

March 8, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST

Chicago’s Exceptional Women’s Network and MALA requests the pleasure of your company at our 4th annual event celebrating International Women’s Day!

Hear 5 female rockstar leaders who have made a significant local/global impact.

If you are looking to build your empire, this event is the first step to building a new network of powerful females and rising to your full potential.

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This is an evolving blog post, if you would like us to list your event please email us at Contact@DresscodeTech.com.

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