IPWEA NZ President, Priyani de Silva-Currie, shares some thoughts as we celebrate International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) 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.
At IPWEA NZ we are committed sponsors of empowering women to achieve success. We don’t just talk about it, our team embodies this aspiration. We are privileged to have great level of diversity within our membership and we are proud that 50% of our Governance Board are women and 100% of our Special Interest Groups are led by women, all of these brilliant people are actively participating in shaping our industry’s future.
We can all play a role in forging gender parity. Advocacy, inclusive mindsets and tangible action are needed from all people.
Gender balance is not solely a women’s issue, but also an economic issue, without a productive workforce where women can also participate fully, the power of our economy is not realised.
At IPWEA NZ we respect our history, where we came from, and now embrace our future where the world “expects” inclusivity, diversity and equality. The world notices the absence of equity and celebrates its presence. We mark this day in history as the day we take action to change our world. I am committed to call out bias and sponsor women to succeed.
In 2022, amidst this challenging Covid world, where countries are facing war, poverty, injustice and suffering we must step up and be aware of the significant negative impact that bias has on women’s equality – both conscious and unconscious bias. We need to recognise it, and call it out. We need to #BreakTheBias. Today we speak in support of the women of the Ukraine. IPWEA NZ stands with you.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 and to highlight the incredible women that we have the pleasure of working with, we asked our Board Members, Special Interest Group Chairs and Emerging IPWEA NZ Chair to share their opinion.
Read on below for some inspiring and thought-provoking advice and thoughts from the IPWEA NZ Whānau.
For Further Information:
- Download the Women in the Workplace Report report to gain a sense of where women are at on the long road to equality.
- Or download the Global Gender Gap report that reinforces the growing urgency for action.
- International Women’s Day 2022 for further information click here #BreakTheBias
- To see IPWEA NZ Board Members, Branch Chairs, SIG Chairs and Staff click here