Be Bold for Change - this International Women's Day


Women fought long and hard for basic rights. The right to vote, the right to work after marriage, the right to be seen as more than the property of men. Unfortunately, though, as the old rhyme goes:

Man may work from sun to sun,
But woman’s work is never done.

Disparity is still rife in even the most cosmopolitan countries, with issues like the gender pay gap, bodily autonomy, and taxes for menstrual products contributing to the divide. Yet progress is often inhibited by a pervasive attitude that equality (in developed countries at least) was achieved decades ago when basic rights were won. It’s an attitude that manifests as “Women here have it better than women in other countries, so be grateful for that”.

Let’s not aim just for ‘better’. Let’s aim for ‘equal’. Let’s aim for ‘fair’.

International Women’s Day puts gender back on the agenda. It’s a call to action for gender parity, offering clear actions and solutions to help both individuals and organisations create inclusive spaces for all people, all over the world.

This year, March 8 is a day to #BeBoldForChange.

At Chandler Macleod, we know that businesses succeed when a diverse workforce is present. We know that businesses succeed when the individuals within them succeed. We’re committing to speaking out for equality, and we’re taking the opportunity to give women within the Chandler Macleod Group a platform to make their voices heard.

Pledge your support or bring your organisation together with real actions, not just words. Check out the official International Women’s Day website for ideas and inspiration, and watch for our upcoming posts which will explore gender differences in the workplace.

Make a commitment to take action today, and #BeBoldForChange this IWD.

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