Sodexo North America
During March we observe Women’s History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Today, March 8th, marks a focal point during this commemorative month — International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Both occasions mark a moment-in-time to reflect on how far women have come in the workforce. (more…)
Today is Women’s Equality Day, and it’s the perfect time to both celebrate women’s achievements and bring attention to the inequalities still lingering in the workplace.
It’s been more than half a century since Congress passed the Equal Pay Act, but even today American women across the workforce can find themselves hitting the glass ceiling. Women make up nearly half of the workforce, but they’re paid only 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. Women are also under-represented in upper-level positions. In fact, only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies are run by women. (more…)
Global Chief Diversity Officer
“Gender equality doesn’t require trade-offs; it only has benefits. And the benefits accrue to everyone, not just women and girls. Societies benefit and, as even men are beginning to understand, economies benefit, too.”
-Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank
Around the world, women are increasing their contributions to social, economic, cultural and political development, but unfortunately, the progress towards gender parity significantly lags behind.