The 8th March is a significant day because it’s International Women’s Day; a day when we recognise women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements, a day for challenging bias against women and a day for standing up for gender parity.
The World Economic Forum predicted that the gender gap won’t close until 2186. I recently read an article which said that women just need to “negotiate harder” to get equal pay. What we really need are figures in senior management who will champion equality in the workplace and reward men and women equally for their good performance.
I am calling on everyone – men and women – to join forces to create a more inclusive, gender equal world. Let’s stand up and shout about what women bring to the workplace and to senior positions, where the evidence shows increased profitability and success. Equality for women isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.
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Denise Chilton is an executive coach, business coach, life coach, accomplished author, speaker and entrepreneur. She worked for in corporate banking for more than 15 years before launching her own coaching business in 2010. She has built a business working with women who want to make a change in their lives, empowering them to experience life to the full.
In 2017, she published her first book Suddenly Single: How to overcome heartbreak and find your way to a new happy ever after. Suddenly Single is a guide written partially from personal experience to help women to heal healthily after a significant relationship comes to an unexpected end.
Denise was also awarded ‘Mentor of the Year 2017’ by the Northern Power Women for her work with women.