Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, 8 March, is #EmbraceEquity. We interviewed some women in our firm to find out what this theme means to them and how they are embracing equity this International Women’s Day.
This globally recognised day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The aim of International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity campaign is to get the world talking about why ‘equal opportunities’ are no longer enough and to raise awareness of the difference between equal opportunities and equitable opportunities. Promoting equity-based solutions considers the diverse lived experiences of individuals and communities, and adapt according to these differences, therefore striving towards true inclusion and equality.
Rachel Emmerson, Partner, comments: “I’m delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day! Celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness of issues such as gender bias, stereotypes, inequality and discrimination is key in forging a gender equal world. This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme of #EmbracingEquity highlights how it is important to treat people fairly as well as treating them equally, by embracing the difference in personal situations and circumstances. This is something I’m personally very passionate about and will endeavour to nurture this culture of respect and understanding”.
Hear what some of the women in our firm said about what this year’s theme meant to them and how they will be embracing equity this International Women’s Day.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Our people are our firm – without them, we couldn’t deliver the fantastic service we’re known for. We have a community of over 500 people in our firm, and within that, smaller communities in different locations, from different backgrounds and with different goals. We want to celebrate them, their differences and their potential.
We are committed to ensuring all our people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disability or age, are supported to be the very best they can be. We are committed to ensuring that all our people feel welcome, supported and equal as part of Kreston Reeves. We are committed to guiding all of our people towards their #brighterfuture.
We recognise our responsibility as a business and are aligning our impact with four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – one of which is ‘Reduced inequalities’. Two of our colleagues are leading development, progression and training as part of this SDG.
We’re a people business, so it’s incredibly important to us that we create an inclusive environment that welcomes diversity and celebrates our differences. We want all our people to feel supported, empowered, represented, recognised, valued, and appreciated.
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