The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day – #ChooseToChallenge – not only provides a perfect boost for what is a year-round effort, but it is the ideal opportunity to reflect on the role women play in business and the importance of improving gender diversity.
“This day is an ongoing journey reminding government, businesses and everyone else that society has come a long way,” said Susan Breton, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Airbus. “In countries where women once could not vote, they can now lead such countries. While women once faced restrictions on where they worked, they are now running corporations. In many parts of the world, they have rights that their grandmothers could only have dreamed about. However, much remains to be done and progress is slow.”