On the 8th of March, Nordic Intent held a small Women’s Day celebration for the ladies that form a major percentage of the organization’s workforce. Not to be left behind, the men of NineStack made sure that their female colleagues with were appreciated as well, by surprising them throughout the day with all kinds of goodies.
Headed by the .Net team leader, they created a special Whatsapp group for coordination and began preparing for the surprise about three to four days prior to Women’s Day. Using this group, they began coming up with all kinds of ideas on what they could do to make the day extra special for all the ladies at NineStack.
After much deliberation, they decided to give them handmade cards that had a personalized picture of each of them and a quote on the front, along with a rose and some chocolates. They placed these on the ladies’ desks, in the morning before any of them had shown up to work. These gifts definitely surprised and delighted them and even made them believe that the Activity Council was responsible for all of it. Little did they know, at that point, that it was all was orchestrated by the men from their team.
The excitement didn’t stop there. While the ladies were called down for the Nordic Intent photoshoot for Women’s Day, the men quickly got out the fixings for pani puri with a homemade filling and mint and tamarind flavoured water that is an essential part of the dish. It was a big treat for all of them as they weren’t expecting so many good things to happen.
NineStack’s Women’s Day celebrations went on till the end of the day with the last two hours of work being dedicated to a little bit of entertainment from the boys. One of the new joinees from the .Net development team read out a poem dedicated to women everywhere. Towards the end, the Chief Architect at NineStack, who is an avid guitar player, performed the song ‘Words’ for the ladies at the company on behalf of the entire male workforce. The day ended with the cutting of a special Women’s Day cake as the last surprise.
The NineStack ladies were extremely happy with everything that was done to show appreciation for them and ended the day by treating the men to ice-cream which was a surprise for them too. A few of them shared their thoughts about the day’s events as well.
“This year’s Women’s Day celebrations were extraordinary. While we did receive some lovely surprises, we also realised that, during the course of the day, the guys were behaving strangely and even locking doors to rooms, which they don’t normally do. We soon realised that they were doing this to make sure we wouldn’t find out about the special celebrations and the surprise gifts. It was truly a day to remember for all us girls at NineStack.”
– Junior QA Tester
“It was a Women’s Day celebration which was full of surprises. We honestly weren’t expecting such a big celebration as it’s usually us girls that organize most of the events at work. What began as a normal working day turned out to be very special and a lot of fun.
– Back End Developer
I really enjoyed the Women’s Day celebrations here at NineStack. The men made us feel really special with all their lovely surprises right from the moment we entered the office till we left for the day. I would like to thank each and everyone from NineStack who planned and executed all of it.
– Senior .Net Developer
With such a fantastic Women’s Day celebration held by the NineStack men, one can only imagine what they might come up with to top next year’s festivities. One thing’s for sure, the women are definitely looking forward to it!