Women in Tech - What does International Women's Day mean to you?
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action.
Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, with the first day being 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.
Federica Bowmen, Managing Director, Digital said:
“The last few years has seen heightened media attention on equality for women, in the workplace but also in education and community where disparity has continued to be an issue. International Women’s Day for me is a day of reflection, to consider how far we have come and how far we still have to go to ensure women continue to be championed and supported. It’s fantastic to have a day dedicated to highlighting the challenges and successes, however, what’s important is that this day doesn’t become the highlight of the year for women’s equality – that we continue to support, mentor and applaud women every day, even when the media isn’t as focused on the topic.”
Read the full article where women in tech, from across all backgrounds, ethnicity and ages, are asked what exactly IWD means to them, here.