ICAR- Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2023. On this occasion, a motivational and inspirational talk on the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” was delivered by the chief guest, Dr. Beena Philip, Mayor of Kozhikode. In her talk she emphasised women getting updated with new innovative technologies can reduce gender inequality and also opined that gender is a sociological term which should include all vulnerable groups. Successful woman entrepreneurs Mrs. Bindu Joseph and Mrs.Geetha Saleesh shared their experiences. Traditional “Curry blends” developed by a women entrepreneur Mrs. Nisha Manimala of Kattipara Coconut Industries Pvt. Ltd was also launched on the same day. On this special day, in solidarity with the International Year of Millets 2023, a programme named ‘Mill e´ Meal’ was launched by the Mayor at the institute. This launch commemorates the traditional value of millets and promotion of millet based diet among the staff members to boost energy and excellence. The function was presided over by Dr. R. Dinesh, Director & Chairperson (Women Cell). Dr. T. E. Sheeja and Dr. S. Aarthi also spoke on the occasion.