If you didn't already know,International Women's Dayis celebrated annually around the world on the 8th of March. It began over 100 years ago in New York City and was later adopted on a more international level in the sixties. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights and recognises how far we’ve come towards gender equality... and how far we have left to go!
Back in 1911, only eight countries allowed women to vote, equal pay for equal work was unheard of – if women were allowed to work at all – and reproductive rights were non-existent!
"Where women once couldn’t vote, we are now leading countries.
While we once faced restrictions on where we worked, we are now running corporations."
In countries like Australia, we have rights our grandmothers could only have dreamed about... BUT we still don’t have complete equality. The majority of the world’s women aren’t anywhere near as close to that goal as we are here. IWD is a once-a-year chance to remind governments, businesses and everyone else watching that women are equal in every way, and we’re prepared to take action to achieve our rights.
Here at TalentWeb, we recognise and celebrate the women in our lives every single day. We choose to challenge inequality andcall out gender bias. We choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements and believe that collectively, we can help to create a more inclusive world.
For International Women's Day 2021, as a business and as individuals, we couldn't be prouder to open the door and shine a light on the special women who make us so happy and proud every day: