Today marks an important date in the calendar, with International Women’s Day (IWD) being observed on 8th of March. IWD is an important day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charity. Glad Group continues to progress on many aspects of gender equality. We have a deep commitment from the senior executive team to consistently work at achieving gender balance.
Aligning ourselves to IWD 2022 theme
The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.
At Glad Group, we are taking steps to live and work in a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. We are supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where we celebrate, and value differences and we challenge to #BreakTheBias.
Glad Group actions for this 2022 IWD
This year we invited the women of Glad Group to come together and provide an individual or collective comment of what gender equality means to them as a legacy for the future generations. By doing so, we wanted to start conversations on why gender equality is important to all and how can together we can #BreakTheBias. The response we received have been amazing and we will share a few on our social media platforms in the coming days.
We also encourage everyone who will hold Teams or Zoom meetings on 8th of March to download and use one of the below backgrounds to show their support and start conversations about International Women’s Day and the 2022 theme, #BreakTheBias.
Did you know?
- International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century with the first gathering held in 1911.
- Purple, green and white are the colours of International Women’s Day. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity, albeit a controversial concept.
- Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
Even in 2022, International Women’s Day is extremely vital, there’s no room for complacency. Gender parity has not been attained as there is a substantial room for growth and progression to be made.
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