International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias and is conveyed via a powerful message on the organisation’s website, www.internationalwomensday.com, as:
‘Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women's equality.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.’
IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.
There are a number of missions detailed on IWD’s website, but two particularly resonate with Indepth and have been key focusses for our business.
‘Mission: to forge inclusive work cultures where women’s careers thrive and their achievements are celebrated.’
‘Mission: to shine a spotlight on activity uplifting and inspiring women to pursue goals without bias or barrier.’
At Indepth, our workforce is made up of incredible women at all levels and we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer. We recruit fairly and ethically and monitor gender equality and diversity throughout our organisation. Diversity and inclusivity influence our policies and culture at all levels.