Pell Frischmann is delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) – a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood. The day calls for women’s right to decision-making in all areas of life, equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, and healthcare services that respond to their needs.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is:
BreakTheBias – a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.
Creating an inclusive culture in engineering is vital to developing and sustaining a diverse workforce, and we all have a role to play in making it happen. To help #BreakTheBias, we are thrilled to have some of the women at Pell Frischmann highlight why they got into engineering and give advice to anyone looking to follow their path.
How can I get involved?
The IWD campaign is calling for people to send in images of themselves with their arms crossed in front of their chest to represent the #BreakTheBias theme this year. The #IWD22 hashtag will also be used to unite conversations online.
You can show support by dressing in campaign colours purple, green and white to represent justice, dignity, hope and purity.