IWD originated in the early 1900s and now celebrated each year on March 8, International Women’s Day brings together governments, women’s organisations, corporations and charities through talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches.
The commitment to the original aim – to achieve full gender equality for women around the world has made positive gains but far from equal. Therefore, celebrating the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing global attention on areas requiring further action on International Women’s Day could not be more important.
The theme for International Women’s Day this year is #EachForEqual – which looks to celebrate women’s achievements, to raise awareness against bias and to act for equality.
Representing the underrepresented is the mission of our executive search business. We are incredibly fortunate to engage with, represent and have the honour to meet incredible men and women who have achieved great successes in a world that does not want them to succeed. These individuals are known for not only being brilliant but for also using their voices, their skills and their platforms to help showcase other diverse individuals, ensuring greater and fairer opportunities for the diverse people that come after them.
To us, these people are Lions – resilient, inspiring and unapologetic – and we’re so excited to be launching a new series that profiles these exceptional individuals following International Women’s Day.
The Lion’s Share is a new interview series, with diverse leaders who have excelled in their fields to become globally renowned Lions of Industry. We are inviting the Lions to share their stories and disseminate their wisdom to inspire others.
We hope this series can further illuminate the incredible work of brilliant, diverse leaders. The first in the series will be shared Monday 9th March.