Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas

Embark on a journey of empowerment and global unity with the “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas” initiative, where the chime of a bell resonates with our collective aspiration for gender equity. This groundbreaking ceremony, invites participants to stand in solidarity, flaunting their red shoes and accessories, as we navigate towards a future where leadership, pay, and power are equitably distributed. Join us in making waves for gender equity, one bell ring at a time.

Navigating Equity:
The "Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas" Initiative Sets Sail Every March

The Panama Canal, a junction where the world connects and cultures interact seamlessly, has been celebrating the ‘Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas’ Initiative for many years!

What is "Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas"?

It’s a fun and engaging way to bring attention to the need for more women in leadership.  The global celebration includes bell-ringing ceremonies that call for more women in decision-making positions, equal pay for equal work and equal distribution of power.


License "Ring the Bell on The 7 Seas" in your organization

Contact us to find out more about licensing "Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas" and to explore the various ways in which this powerful initiative can strengthen your DEI credentials in the market.

“Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas,” a Red Shoe Movement® Gender Equity global initiative

As we continue to find ways to amplify our mission and awaken the global community to reach a leap of consciousness in gender equity, we created the “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas.” We conduct multiple ceremonies globally where participants read a Manifesto and ring a physical bell to indicate the need for more women in leadership, equal pay for equal work and equal distribution of power. Attendees join with red shoes and accessories.

Sailing toward gender equity!

The “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas” is a symbol of a world joined by oceans and by travel. An experience that opens our minds. Helps us see new perspectives, different cultures, and ways in which people live and do things. Hopefully, an experience that leads us to understanding that every human being deserves equal treatment and respect.


On March 8, 2018 we rolled out the “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas,” a Red Shoe Movement® Gender Equity global initiative, along with founding sponsor Celebrity Cruises (Royal Caribbean.)

In the following years, we added sponsors in different verticals, such as: Ultimate Software,  The Panama Canal, Microsoft, Honeywell,  Prudential, Toyota, and many others.


Included with the License

Self-Facilitated Workshop

A specially chosen workshop in the form of a video along with a Facilitator’s Guide enables your ERG/BRG to carry out an internal workshop for your female talent to celebrate Women’s History Month. Some workshop topics have included: Leadership skills that will get you to the C-Suite, Being an influencer inside and outside your organizations, etc.


A specified number of bells, the exact quantity of which will be determined based on your organization's size and needs, are provided for you to conduct meaningful bell-ringing ceremonies with your entire organization, and any external stakeholders symbolizing your collective commitment to gender equity.

Category Exclusivity

With category exclusivity for your territory, your organization gains the unique advantage of being the only entity in your industry and area to represent the Ring the Bell initiative for a year.

A digi-pack

With all the templates to drop your pictures of the event, sample images and copy to make the process seamless for your organization (including: co branded images for X, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram with sample postings.)

Dedicated Hashtag

For your organization as part of the Ring the Bell initiative we offer a personalized way to unify and amplify your company's participation and messages on social media, enhancing visibility and engagement around your commitment to gender inclusion.

Outcomes for Your Organization

  • Strengthen your DEI credentials
  • Increase employee engagement
  • Increase engagement with your brand

Outcomes for Participants

  • Be part of a global conversation for more women in leadership
  • Contribute to accelerating diversity in leadership
  • Set yourself as a leader in gender inclusion

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer your questions about “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas”

This initiative is a global call to action, organized by the Red Shoe Movement, to promote gender equity. Through symbolic ceremonies worldwide, participants ring a bell to underscore the urgent need for more women in leadership positions, equal pay for equal work, and equitable distribution of power.

Organizations interested in joining this powerful initiative can contact the Red Shoe Movement for licensing information. Participation includes hosting bell-ringing ceremonies, engaging in social media campaigns with a dedicated hashtag, and conducting self-facilitated workshops to further the conversation on gender equity.

The ringing of the bell symbolizes awakening and calling attention to the critical issues of gender equity in leadership, fair compensation, and power distribution. It serves as a resonant reminder of the collective action needed to drive change.

While the initiative is designed for organizational participation, individuals are encouraged to support and engage with the “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas” through their organizations,  by participating in public ceremonies and by grabbing their own bell and taking a stand. Everyone’s involvement is crucial to amplifying the message.

For organizations, participation strengthens DEI credentials, enhances employee engagement, and increases brand recognition and engagement. For individuals, it offers a chance to be part of a global conversation on gender equity, contributes to accelerating diversity in leadership, and positions participants as leaders in gender inclusion.


Organizations looking to support gender equity and participate in the “Ring the Bell on the 7 Seas” initiative can get involved by contacting the Red Shoe Movement for licensing details. This partnership allows your organization to host its own bell-ringing ceremonies, engage with a dedicated social media campaign, and access resources for hosting impactful workshops, all aimed at promoting gender equity across the globe.


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