International Women’s Day 2023

The aim of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) campaign is to get the world talking about embracing equity and why equal opportunities aren’t enough.

If equality is the goal, then equity is the vehicle to achieve it along with celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility whilst calling out inequality.

Equality = each person is given the same resources and opportunities

Equity    = different circumstances + exact resources and opportunities needed

One of IWD’s missions is the elevation of women forging change via technology. UN Women, as part of its ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’ theme, tells us that women make up just 22% of artificial intelligence workers globally.

“Their underrepresentation in STEM education and careers remains a major barrier…”

What does International Women’s Day mean to JensonR+

Work cultures, where women’s careers thrive and their achievements are celebrated, are key.

This segues nicely to JensonR+ where strong female leadership is – and always has been – an intrinsic part of our workforce.

Since 2015, this has included a female CEO which we like to celebrate.

This day is the perfect opportunity to reflect and ask how we can help #EmbraceEquity

Please keep an eye out for my colleague’s blog post on Influential Women in Life Sciences.