In this article, Rebecca Fowler from the Communications and Engagement team and the Elexon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum looks at the importance of International Women’s Day and why we still need it.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy International Women’s Day to all of the fantastic women who I have had the pleasure of working with in the industry. To celebrate, Elexon have created a new video discussing what International Women’s Day means, but also what we as a company and an industry can do to better facilitate gender equality
What is 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. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. Each of us is responsible for our own thoughts and actions, so we must each take responsibility to think and act in way that challenges inequality. We must each choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We must each choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
We hope you will join us in celebrating all of the fantastic work our female colleagues do, and in solidarity with this year’s theme, join us in choosing to challenging gender biases and inequality today, and everyday.