Women in the workforce – International Women’s Day

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

 This year Inspiring Change was theme for the internationalwomensday.com global hub, it encouraged advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

Kronos and Xplane created this video in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8th). This video provides  viewers with a light-hearted look at several interesting facts and statistics about the changes and developments that have impacted women in the workforce. By fully engaging women in the workforce and making sure they are treated fairly, organisations can ensure they are have an inspired and productive workforce, and everyone benefits.

International Women’s Day 2013

It is over a hundred years since the first International Women’s Day was held to in order to drive awareness of womens’ achievements and highlight womens’ issues. The general consensus is that there is still some way to go before women acheive true equality and all the issues they face are resolved.

In the business world, for example, every year it is reported that women’s pay still lags behind men’s, and that that we need more women board members. I read recently that many people believe the banking crisis may not have happened if more women were involved in the running of the banks and banking system.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2013 is “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” while International Women’s Day 2013 has declared the year’s theme as The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum – “Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.”

In honour of International Women’s Day Kronos are celebrating women and women’s achievements around the world with a look at some significant contributions that women have made, that have enhanced all our lives. For example did you know that a woman invented windscreen wipers? Take a look at our video and share with all your friends and colleagues, let’s see if we can get everyone celebrating women and their achievements today. Watch the video today.