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What is Smart + Sexy Day?

Smart and Sexy Day is a movement toward a more inclusive and equitable society where people are encouraged to be proud of all facets of their identity.

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Smart and Sexy Day is an initiative to empower women by highlighting the importance of intelligence and confidence in personal and professional success.

The holiday celebrates the idea that women do not have to choose between being smart or sexy. Women can embrace and be proud of both aspects of their identity. Smart and Sexy Day promotes self-esteem, career development and financial independence among women.

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When is Smart + Sexy Day?

Smart and Sexy Day is celebrated annually on March 13th.

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The origins + purpose of Smart + Sexy Day

Smart and Sexy Day was created to address the stereotypes and societal pressures that often force women into false dichotomies, suggesting they must be intelligent or attractive.

The Smart and Sexy Day initiative seeks to dismantle such outdated notions by encouraging women to pursue their intellectual goals while feeling confident in their appearance. It is intended to be a day of workshops, seminars and events to provide women with the tools they need for professional advancement, personal growth and financial literacy.

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7 impactful ways to celebrate Smart + Sexy Day

Organizations and communities can celebrate Smart and Sexy Day in various impactful ways, including:

  1. Professional development workshops: Hold sessions on goal setting and career planning to help women advance professionally.
  2. Financial literacy seminars: Understanding personal finance is crucial for independence. Financial literacy seminars should offer insights into budgeting, saving and investing.
  3. Confidence-building activities: From fashion shows to public speaking workshops, confidence-building activities should boost self-esteem and body positivity.
  4. Networking events: Professional gatherings allow women to connect with mentors, peers and leaders in their fields, fostering a sense of community and support. Offer networking training to support employees in advance of networking opportunities.
  5. Community events: Share information about local workshops, seminars or networking events with your employees and encourage them to join to learn, grow and meet like-minded individuals.
  6. Spread the word: Use social media platforms to raise awareness about Smart and Sexy Day. Encourage employees to share stories about how they embrace professional success and personal passions.
  7. Support women-led initiatives: Patronize women-run businesses and support initiatives to empower women in your community.

Making Smart and Sexy Day inclusive for all employees.

Smart and Sexy Day matters because it champions holistic development. Smart and Sexy Day reinforces the message that intelligence and attractiveness are complementary traits. However, the day can be made broader to include the professional and personal pursuits of all employees — no matter their gender.

Smart and Sexy Day is a movement toward a more inclusive and equitable society where people are encouraged to be proud of all facets of their identity. By participating in or supporting Smart and Sexy Day, you contribute to a world where authenticity is rewarded.

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