Tomorrow, Tuesday March 8, is the centenary of International Women’s Day (IWD). It is an important day to stop and reflect on the achievements of women, who unfortunately, are still considered a minority group in many countries.
There is much to celebrate about women and the valuable contribution they make to society and business.
Women have come a long way in terms of equal rights however it is sad that there are still major inequalities that exist in society. Unequal pay and an alarming under representation of women in senior leadership and board roles are merely two examples.
There is more that can be done to support women in business and in leadership roles. Firstly, it is important that women support one another. Secondly, there should be a stance taken to committ to increasing the number of women in senior executive roles. There also needs to be a review of child care and flexible working conditions to accomodate for working mothers and to prevent a further talent drain to Australia’s workforce at a time when the nation can not afford to have a lower labour force participation rate.
Manning & Co promotes flexibility and work/life balance. Many of our consultants are return to work mothers and they bring significant expertise and a high level of efficiency to their work.
To all the women involved with Manning & Co, we celebrate you and your achievements and the value you to bring to the company. Thank you. To the women who surround me and inspire me, thank you.