International Women’s Day 2016: Pledge For Parity

On the 8th of March it’s International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Check out the IWD website for events in your city.

 

 

Join political and business leaders, and celebrities and make your pledge.

 

“It’s sad to see that in this day and age, gender parity is still far from a reality in many parts of the world.

” I’ve always felt strongly that the best places to work are those that foster an inclusive culture – one where differences are celebrated and our people can be themselves and feel at home.

“Here at Virgin, we recognise that a culture that brings together the right group of people who mirror the wonderful diversity of our world and who can promote diversity of thought is good for business. It’s a huge opportunity, not a challenge, and it’s great for the communities that we serve. We have the desire to make a positive difference to people’s lives through changing business for good, so we create an environment where all people can thrive – because of who they are, not in spite of it.

“That’s why, on International Women’s Day, I support the Pledge for Parity. It’s an important reminder that all of us in business can and must do so much more to promote equality, respect and fairness.”

SIR RICHARD BRANSON

 

And for some reading matter, check out the really nice article over at maximumpc.com on The 15 Most Important Women in Tech History.

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