International Women's Day (IWD) is March 8 and the 2016 campaign theme is Pledge For Parity. Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet let's also be aware that progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
Everyone - men and women - can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly, whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to help include and advance women. Share amongst your friends, social networks and communities and encourage them to make a pledge as well. Together, we can accelerate the clock.
For more information and to pledge click here.