The Run-Down: International Women’s Day, which was celebrated on March 8, 2022, acknowledges the advancements women have made in all facets of life while recognizing the progress that’s still left to be made
- This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was “break the bias”, campaigning for a gender-equal future that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all. As a part of IWD, we decided to look at the progression that has been made in the workforce
- As of 2019, there were around 13 million women-owned businesses and those businesses generated an annual revenue of $384,359
- Additionally, the number of women CEOs is steadily increasing each year, with a record number running Global 500 companies
Why You Should Care:
In light of the current state of the news, we wanted to publish something positive again this week. We couldn’t think of a better way to round out the workweek than by acknowledging all of the progress we have made in the workforce when it comes to gender equality. As of today, there are more women owned and women led businesses than ever before. Even more so, women are taking higher paying, leadership roles at a faster rate. Gender diversity in business industries has grown tremendously through the years.
We can thank, in part, progressive and socially responsible corporate practices for this transformation. With a focus on integrity and compliance, businesses have been able to foster an environment that prioritizes diversity, encouraging talent from all walks of life to join their teams. By creating a speak up culture that emphasizes inclusion and respect, businesses have been able to truly improve the workforce, and even further, society as a whole, by showing the value and importance women bring to their communities.