Today is International Women’s Day and we want to celebrate the women who chose a career with the Lincolnshire Action Trust (LAT). The theme this year is Embrace Equity.
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.
First, let’s break down what ‘Embrace Equity’ means and why it’s important. Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognises that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. Often, women require more than a level playing field in and out of the workplace. To tackle equity, people need to understand the root causes of outcome imbalances in society.
The earliest reported Women's Day was held on 28th February, 1909, in New York City. In 1914, International Women's Day was held on 8th March for the first time in Germany. As elsewhere, Germany's observance was dedicated to women's right to vote, which German women did not win until 1918. It wasn’t until 1928 that British women won suffrage on the same terms as men, that is, for ages 21 and older.
Much of the work that LAT does is about helping people, and we are therefore committed to embracing equity to create a strong workforce to support our clients to tackle the issues they face.
Collectively, everyone everywhere can strive for women's equity and continue to make positive gains.
International Men’s Day is on 19th November with the theme of Zero Male Suicide.
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