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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