Every year, International Women’s Day (IWD), is celebrated on 8 March across the globe. On this day we recognise women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and act for equality. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, aimed at actively calling out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping.
What does IWD mean to you?
We asked three of our colleagues to share what International Women’s Day means to them:
Usha Ganesan, Head of Financial Control and Treasury
International Women’s Day for me is celebrating the achievement of all the wonderful women in the world who have contributed to society in a positive way. This is an extremely important date in my diary to reinforce gender equality and encourage women to speak up and take part in what they feel is important to them!
Amanda Brewer, State Manager
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and achievements made by women who came before me, which have allowed me to be where I am. To remember that I also need to provide a helping hand, so that younger women have the same – or greater – opportunities.
Prathiba Sadagopan, Senior Engineering Manager
It’s like Mother’s day or Father’s day. It’s not like we do not celebrate or acknowledge mothers and fathers on other days in the year, but we make an extra effort to recognise them on their special day. Around Women’s day many companies come together to organise events to discuss and address gaps in the workplace. This is vital for women to move forward from where we are today.
Supporting Women in Tech
For five years Kindred Group have supported and participated in Women in Tech Sweden through our Co-creating Partnership. The conference usually takes place on, or around 8 March. For health and safety reasons it's been decided that this year's conference takes place as a live event on 13 May, instead of March. Kindred will, of course, be there to support and enhance women in tech. You can find our latest participation here and here.