For International Women’s Day 2017, the theme is #BeBoldForChange where the call is for the masses or on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more inclusive, gender equal world.
As today is International Women’s Day, and by the way I am not a feminist and often happier in a mixed environment, the spotlight is on females. Even in the progressive 21st century there are some areas, either in business or in a geographical sense, where women are seen as second class and not treated as equals.
Read on and find out what it is all about!
International Women’s Day as a vehicle for change, is it possible?
Last year, organisations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. From awareness raising to concrete action, organizations rallied their people to pledge support to help forge gender parity on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond.
But the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, IWD can be an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for women and moving closer to gender parity.
What if the world truly stepped up to take bold action?
Will you #BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day 2017 and beyond by taking groundbreaking action that truly drives the greatest change for women.
Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.
We have urgent work to do. Are you ready to #BeBoldForChange this IWD 2017 and beyond?
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