March 10, 2020

Liz Sebag-Montefiore

IWD

 

Women make the world go around

To celebrate International Women’s Day, 10Eighty chose to nominate five women who we believe are making a real difference in their professional lives. We were delighted to share and celebrate the success of these women on the lead up to March 8th on social media.  #IWD2020 #EachforEqual #womeninbusiness #internationalwomensday

The website for International Women’s Day says ‘An equal world is an enabled world’. The day is a national holiday in many countries, including Russia where the sales of flowers double during the three or four days around 8 March. IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

Each of us can choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements in order to create a gender equal world.

Equality is essential

Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

At 10Eighty we think all employers should look at themselves and decide is their workplace conducive to women’s success? Are their employment policies and practices in line with others? Are women employees truly valued?

Prime employers for women meet 10 criteria:

  • demonstrate executive leadership commitment to gender equality
  • embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • forge a female hiring pipeline from early career to executive level
  • value and support flexible working arrangements
  • provide formal avenues to address any concerns of bias
  • ensure women’s inclusion from supply chain through to decision making
  • ensure marketing and communications are consistently free from stereotyping
  • provide external support for women’s advancement
  • monitor progress and outcomes from equality initiatives and activity
  • maintain external validation of progressive employer practice

Women at work

Thanks to technology, communication and freedom of movement, women also have more career choice. Women themselves are more proactively forging their own career paths and taking control of their professional successes.

A diverse workplace is self-reinforcing. If women and minority groups feel welcomed in a workplace, that workplace will attract further candidates who can make their own unique and value-adding contributions to the company.

So if you’ve not seen them, do look back at our social platforms for video clips celebrating our pick of five outstanding women:

Sarah Burgess of 10Eighty, Trudy Bateman of Cappfinity, Sam Sherriff of EYC, Sarah Tucker of Equiteq, and Wendy Rowe of Wolters Kluwer

 

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