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.