International Women’s Day is here again and we want to mark this special day by asking s0me of the incredible female leaders at Blue Bay what the day means to them.
Every year on International Women’s Day we take the chance to salute all the amazing, inspirational women in our lives and thank them for the influence they’ve had.
From those who garnered international recognition like Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, and the Pankhurst’s or, more recently, Greta Thunberg. Right through to the women who have a more direct influence on us all; mothers, sisters, aunties, grandmothers, whoever they may be. They touch us all and help shape the direction our lives take.
There can be no denying women have had a lasting impact on world history, helping to sculpt the environment we all live in. But while we can all agree that women have come so far in recent years and the amount of women occupying leadership roles globally is on the rise, there’s still more to do in the struggle for gender parity.
Change is happening
For example, the Marketing Inspector revealed in 2016 there were still only seven female bosses in the 100 London Stock Exchange companies and female managers earn 23% less than their male counterparts, on average. However, these stats are changing and improving year on year. Although the change is happening slowly, days like International Women’s Day help keep the spotlight on issues like the gender pay gap.
With so much strong emotion surrounding International Women’s Day and the contrasting way in which it affects women everywhere, we thought we’d ask some of the amazing women we have in leadership roles at Blue Bay what this special day means to them.
Keep up the fight
Women are an integral part of the world and business. It’s now imperative we keep moving forwards to develop a universal environment where issues like the gender pay gap are but a distant memory.
But for all our fancy words, we think this young activist puts it best…