International Women’s Day (IWD) is for celebrating the achievements of women and calling for gender parity. It’s a day to take some time to imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
We’re recognizing the day by participating in the IWD #EmbraceEquity campaign. Thank you to all our employees who agreed to 'embrace equity' and have their photos included! By adding your face to the campaign, you’re helping to shed a positive light on gender parity. Check out these photos of our employees striking the #EmbraceEquity pose.
Did you know?
- Women make up less than 25 per cent of people employed in science technology, math or engineering (STEM) fields.
- Women continue to be underrepresented in professional leadership positions.
- Even though the percentage of the female population in Canada is 50.36 per cent, the representation of women in these fields and professions is much less.
- Our industry is also beginning to recognize that building PPE for women means safer working conditions.
One of the most impactful ways groups can mark International Women's Day is by championing their own IWD campaign within their community.
The annual IWD campaign theme provides focus and direction for continued year-long activity. Access resources here. How will you rally your community to help forge women's equality and #EmbraceEquity?