The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #pressforprogress, and though we’re undeniably advancing toward gender equality in our workplaces, I think there’s still more to be done. Often, one of the issues that holds many women back begins in childhood, when certain behaviours are labelled.
A sad reality: we all know hardworking, high performing women who don’t necessarily get ahead. Why? Research shows that when it comes to getting career-accelerating assignments, making influential connections and landing key promotions, women are often overlooked.
Health impacts multiple aspects of women’s daily lives, yet many lack access to quality care. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we at Pfizer are committed to advancing Global Goal 5, gender equality, by improving access to equitable healthcare for women in underserved communities.
Leaders in Legg Mason’s global distribution and in its independent investment affiliates provided insightful comments outlining how each woman has found professional successes.
Today Legg Mason celebrates International Women’s Day with the rest of the globe – honoring the women of past and present who keep the world spinning on its axis, challenge the status quo and instigate change within their industry and communities. The mission this year is Press for Progress.
With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and Press for Progress.
All CCOs are not created equally. But they’re getting closer.
After decades working alongside chief communications officers, I figured other corporate professional masquerading under the CCO acronym had little in common with the wordsmiths who manage corporate messaging.
That myth was exploded when I attended a gathering of the other CCO-- chief compliance officers – and realized their concerns about corporate reputation were completely aligned with the ink-stained wretches who manage comms.
Always campaign is changing perceptions and building confidence during puberty
Last summer, we launched our Always#LikeAGirl campaign to shed a light on the power of words and how the commonly-used phrase “like a girl”—often used as an insult—can have a significant effect on girls’ self-confidence.
International Women's Day and Women's History Month in March shine a spotlight on the contributions of women, including achievements related to the workplace. Baxter prides itself on building an inclusive and diverse environment in which women and men can thrive and advance on a personal and professional level.
By Martha Schlicher, Corporate Engagement, Monsanto
International Women’s Day was established to promote progress and equality for women in all walks of life and all fields. Agriculture is one area where the contributions of women are widespread, critically important and rapidly growing. Yet, these contributions also are not as well-known or appreciated as they should be.