Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and for members of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce, it’s one day worthy of celebration, and not just because of the many, many women who make their companies strong (some as owners, others as key members of the management team).
It’s also a time when we can look to a future where gender equality and a commitment to parity in the workplace.
This year’s theme—#PressForProgress—has much to do with an overwhelming commitment to accelerate progress, something that is especially important given a World Economic Forum 2017 Global Gender Gap Report that suggests gender parity may be more than 200 years away.
Many of us at the Chamber believe that is simply unacceptable, which is one reason we’re joining in the push, doing what we can to lend our support to the global momentum that is striving for gender parity.
Of course, this won’t happen overnight. But, with individual decisions and the continuing commitment, by women and by men, to support the push for positive gains, day by day, change can be real.
It’s more than hope. It’s a commitment to make a difference.
So don’t be complacent. Push forward.
And think of ways YOU can demonstrate a commitment to gender inclusivity.
International Women’s Day is bigger than any one organization, community, or even country.
It’s an event that belongs to all of us. Be tenacious in your commitment to accelerating gender parity.
And Press for Progress.