WIM/WiN-SK would like to wish you a very happy International Women’s Day!

The 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress. 

Women's day

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 #PressforProgress. Our vision here at WIM/WiN-SK is Parity Drives Growth and we are pleased to be doing our part to #PressforProgress.

Individually, we’re one drop but together we’re an ocean. Let’s all collaborate to accelerate gender equity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide. You can work with WIM/WiN-SK to make this a reality, here’s how:

  1. Maintain a gender parity mindset
    • Question any lack of women’s participation
    • Identify alternatives that are more inclusive
    • Nominate women for opportunities
    • Always include and support women
    • Think “50/50” as the goal
  1. Challenge stereotypes and bias
    • Question assumptions about women
    • Challenge statements that limit women
    • Use inclusive language
    • Work to remove barriers to women’s progress
    • Buy from retailers who position women in positive ways
  1. Forge positive visibility of women
    • Identify ways to make women more visible
    • Extend opportunities to women first
    • Assume women want opportunities until declined
    • Select women as spokespeople and leaders
    • Support visible women
  1. Influence others’ beliefs/actions
    • Supportively call-out inappropriate behaviour
    • Campaign for equality in meaningful ways
    • Lead by example via inclusive actions
    • Be a role model for equality
    • Actively contribute to changing the status quo
  1. Celebrate women’s achievements
    • Believe achievement comes in many forms
    • Value women’s individual and collective success
    • Ensure credit is given for women’s contributions
    • Celebrate women role models and their journeys
    • Support awards showcasing women’s success

For more information on International Women’s Day, and how you can take action year round, please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com

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