International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, celebrated on March 8
For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity.
Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
Our CEO, Debbie Akehurst recently said:
"International Women's Day serves as a powerful reminder of the invaluable contributions of women to our society and the ongoing struggle for gender equality. As we celebrate the achievements of women, let us also reflect on the work that remains to be done. We must continue to push for progress and uplift voices of women everywhere. Their success is our success".
On Wednesday 8th March 2023, the BID ran a digital campaign to highlight and champion local women within the district. To see the success of women in the district, please click on their articles below.
Anna Baugh, Office Manager for the construction arm of Architecture for London
Becky Wootton, Head of Sustainability and Construction at Architecture for London
Moa Wintzell is Architectural Assistant at Architecture for London
Farrah LaBorde, Operations Manager at Seaforth Land
Melissa Ban, Campaign Manager at Holts Gems
Stacey Aylott, Chief Operating Officer at the London Diamond Bourse
Jayne Andrews, Deputy Headteacher at St. Alban’s CE Primary School