On Monday, March 8, DHU Health Care joins International Women’s Day to challenge gender bias and inequality.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women’s achievements
- raise awareness about women’s equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
Pauline Hand, Managing Director, DHU 111 (East Midlands) CIC said: “As Managing Director of the DHU Health Care 111 service, an organisation which has a largely female workforce, International Women’s Day is an important day for me and many of my colleagues.
“It celebrates the great achievements of women around the world, and this has been brought into sharp relief during the pandemic with its many images of female workers and care givers.
“The theme for this year’s IWD is Choose to Challenge. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements, but we can also choose the more difficult option of challenging gender bias and inequality.
“I would therefore like to take this opportunity to call on all of my colleagues to make a stand and choose to challenge, whether that’s at work, at home or in these socially distanced days, online.”