Celebrating International Women’s Day

β€œThe world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved, women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, women of indomitable will.”

Amy Tenney

What’s International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

The theme this year is #EmbraceEquity. The campaign aims to encourage important conversations on’ Why equal opportunities aren’t enough’ and ‘Why equal isn’t always fair’. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

Some members of our staff striking the #EmbraceEquity pose

Here are some thoughts from our staff on ‘What it means to be a woman’.

“It’s about being an inspiration and making a difference in the world. As a woman, I believe that it’s me that can be the catalyst who takes that first step to make a change.” – M.S

“We are powerful, empowering, nurturing, multi-taskers, caring mothers, sweet sisters, darling daughters, affectionate wives and more. Without us, the world would cease to exist.” – G.A. and L.C.

Why we celebrate International Women’s Day in the office?

With 50% of our workforce being women, we believe in equality in the workplace.

Celebrating International Women’s Day at our head office
Showing our appreciation with our staff at the warehouse

Women’s day celebrations in the workplace is about acknowledging the courage, dedication, and effort they put into their daily lives.

At Carrier Bag Shop, we have women that come from different backgrounds therefore we provide support to them such as flexible working, equal opportunities, equal pay and inclusiveness.

Here is a parting thoughts from the International Women’s Day website on this year’s theme, Embracing Equity:

“Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there.

Don’t just say it. Think it. Be it. Do it. Value it. Truly embrace it.

Embrace equity in all its forms.”

International Women’s Day website

Happy International Women’s Day 2023!

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