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Power-packed songs to play this International Women’s Day



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It’s almost International Women’s Day (IWD), a day for us to reflect on how far women have come and what the future holds for women.

Aside from our 16-part series featuring the thoughts of various leaders in the industry on IWD, we’ve put together a special, power-packed playlist to spread the love and appreciation to all your employees for their contributions to the growth of the organisation.

Have fun playing these 10 songs in the office, get your employees refreshed and ready to take on the world.


“This is for my girls” – a shout out to all the ladies in the office

by Michelle Obama, Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Missy Elliot, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland

It’s not often, it’s rare in fact, that you’ll ever hear a former First Lady sing. Further, alongside other inspiring women icons of today. The lyrics of this song are so beautiful and inspiring, we had to put it at the top of our playlist.

Note: the full song is not available on YouTube, but is available for download on Spotify

Our favourite lyrics:

You’re someone who can be soft as silk but strong as steel;  Don’t shy away from showing what you’re made of

“Who run the world” – a little reminder that women employees hold power

by Beyoncé

When we think woman empowerment, this song easily comes to mind.

Our favourite lyrics:

My persuasion can build a nation; endless power, our love we can devour

“Firework” – to motivate them to achieve their goals

by Katy Perry

Everyone feels unsure at times. This song is perfect to bring out their confidence.

Our favourite lyrics:

Cause baby you’re a firework; Come on show ’em what your worth; Make ’em go ‘Oh, oh, oh!’
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

“Salute” – because every woman employee of every background is treasured

by Little Mix

Ladies all across the world, all around the office, deserve a salute for being amazing so this song’s just for that.

Our favourite lyrics:

Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots; Representing all the women, salute, salute

“Miss Independent” – for the ladies who proactively take charge of their work

by Ne-Yo

The lyrics say it all. This one’s for the independent women who take responsibility for their projects and are amazing at it.

Our favourite lyrics:

Her favorite thing to say, don’t worry I got it; And everything she got best believe she bought it

“Girl on fire” – for the ones who rock their presentations and ace their projects all the time

by Alicia Keys

Another way to show recognition to the staff who always shine in their work.

Our favourite lyrics:

Oh, she got both feet on the ground, and she’s burning it down; Oh, she got her head in the clouds, and she’s not backing down

“That’s My Girl” – Show them you’ve got their back, always

by Fifth Harmony

Nothing is more encouraging to an employee than when her boss has got her back.

Our favourite lyrics:

Got some dirt on your shoulder, then let me brush it off for ya

“Stronger” – when they face challenges on their way up the career ladder

by Kelly Clarkson

Women often face challenges on the way up the career ladder. When an employee is struggling to overcome a challenge, this song is perfect message to those struggles that they would only make them grow stronger through the ordeal.

Our favourite lyrics:

You try to break me but you see what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller

“Survivor” – another one for the when your employees need more encouragement

by Destiny’s Child

This song not just takes us back to our younger days, but it’s long been a go-to song to everyone when something has got them down.

Our favourite lyrics:

Now I dun’ been through the storm and the rain; Climbed up the rough side and got tough at times; But I remain, if I got the stuff to shine

“Power” – to simply boast the worth of all the women in the office

by Little Mix

Just a little fun way to empower all the ladies in the office, because it’s their special week.

Our favourite lyrics:

You make rain, but I’ll make it, I’ll make it, I’ll make it shower

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