The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #EachforEqual, which encourages us all to take responsibility for our own thoughts and actions and actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements.
We are committed to enabling highly capable women to pursue their careers on a flexible basis and on terms that work for them - a key action in the fight for gender equality. And whilst it may feel like Women’s Day every day here at 2to3days, we want to share just a few of the steps we are taking to make change happen, as well as amplifying the actions of the smart companies in the 2to3days hood.
We are delighted to be supporting the fantastic #MotherWorks exhibition at the Houses of Parliament in honour of International Women’s Day. This inspiring collection of compelling photographs of Jo Swinson, Vanessa Vallely, CEO of We Are The City, the journalist Hadley Freeman, Gina Miller, and many other inspiring women, celebrates the women who hold up the economy with one hand and a baby with the other. The exhibition is also available for all to see at Brixton Library until 4th April.
We are always looking for new ways to enable more companies to embrace flexible working. Our first Thought Leadership Event - Business Growth through Flexible Working - will bring together a panel of leading experts who have successfully implemented flexible working. They will dispel the myths, openly debate the elephants in the room and share their successes so that our audience of Heads of HR, Talent, and Diversity, leave inspired to take action.
We’re thrilled to be working with companies who are making big strides to supporting an equal world - an enabled world. Here is a selection of some of the great work that is happening not just for International Women’s Day but everyday in these forward-thinking companies.
From a Flexible Talent Network to a dress for your day policy, PwC are embracing flexibility across the business. Busy audit expert and working mother Amy, shared her story explaining how PwC’s flexible working approach enables her to integrate her work and home life in a way that works for her and the business. We are thrilled to be part of their Flexible Working Events running across the country from February to June. PwC have also launched their latest Women In Work report which explores female economic empowerment and shares what organisations can do to promote opportunities for women in the technology industry. See all the great jobs with PwC here.
As one of the largest recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) companies in the world, Resource Solutions sources and recruits for clients across the globe. They work in close partnership with some of the world’s leading brands across industries such as technology, finance, professional services and manage a recruitment budget of over £2 billion, hiring tens of thousands of employees each year. We were delighted to support Resource Solutions with their brilliant return to work programme Rejoin at Resource Solutions. This great blog from Norma Gillespie, Director of EMEA & Americas shares how senior leaders can support women to progress up the corporate ladder.
We were also thrilled to work with Resource Solutions on a fantastic event which aimed to inspire and inform the next stage in our candidates’ careers, whether they had been on a career break or they were ready for their next role. This event was also where we launched the results of our working in tech survey which showed that contrary to popular opinion, women are keen to move into the tech sector. See all the great jobs and find out about a career with Resource Solutions here.
We were thrilled too to welcome Cambridge Assessment to the 2to3days Hood. They have recently introduced a comprehensive flexible working policy, and actively support an increase in the number of women in senior leadership roles through their Women in Leadership network. That’s in addition to the work they do to celebrate the important role of girls and women in science.
We're celebrating International Women's Day this week, but actions need to happen all year round - we each need to be the change we want to see in the world.