International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

Sapphire celebrates and supports the goals of International Womens Day, encouraging all of our men and women to make a commitment to take action against gender bias and towards greater inclusion.

The theme of this year’s International Womens Day is Choose to Challenge.

“A challenged world is an alert world,” says the organisers of the International Women’s Day global collective movement. “Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.”

This IWD all of us are being asked to “raise our hands” and “call out aspects that are unhelpful to women.” This could be in any area of life, from access to education, access to flexible working, women supporting women, the language we use day to day to the assumptions made regarding gender.

Everyone benefits from a more gender-equal world. Women in full time employment leads to better inclusion and diversity of ideas. We will all grow socially and economically with this.

At Sapphire we want to contribute to build a world that is inclusive and helps women to maximise talent and ambitions.

Join us today and Choose to Challenge!

Challenge the limits and labels others put on you.

Challenge more women to back themselves more often.

Challenge the doubts that fuel a sense of inadequacy.