Each year, we love the opportunity to celebrate women leaders, employees, role models, family members, bosses, best friends, colleagues, and the list could go on.
On 8 March annually, International Women's Day (IWD) serves as a reminder to the strength of women, the beauty (and business results) in diversity, and the steps we've all taken in the positive direction. However, it also serves as a stark call-to-action to all the ways in which we haven't made progress - women's rights, education and literacy, boardroom imbalances, pay inequality, societal stereotypes, and the lack of diversity and representation in its several forms.
In our field of journalism, we're fortunate to speak to some of the most progressive leaders who're not only paving the way for better representation at work, but also fighting for new ways of thinking, behaving and acting by imbibing a mindset of respect, tolerance and equality in their personal and professional lives.
We thank you, dear readers, for all the actions you're taking to build an equal society.
This year, the IWD theme is #EachForEqual. The race is on for the gender-equal boardroom, a gender-equal government, gender-equal media coverage, gender-equal workplaces, gender-equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth, so let's continue running this marathon with all our might.
As always, you can count on us at Human Resources Online to capture some of the most interesting stories of business and HR leaders taking affirmative actions towards diversity. In the weeks to come, you can look forward to a series of interviews and nuggets of wisdom from leaders across Asia, starting today. (scroll below for the listing)
We wish you a Happy International Women's Day - and lots of progress in nurturing an engaged and diverse workforce in the year ahead!
Best wishes from your friends at Human Resources Online.
Don't miss all our insights and interviews for International Women's Day 2020:
- #EachForEqual: Leaders from Henkel Malaysia, Kenanga, 3M and more pledge for gender equality
- 10 HR leaders across Southeast Asia stand up and advocate #EachForEqual
- How two women leaders at P&G are busting gender myths
- What to share with your employees on International Women?s Day (email greetings)
- Ideas for celebrating International Women?s Day 2020 at work
- Career advice from Leena Nair, Unilever?s Chief HR Officer
- Has Hong Kong achieved a gender-equal work environment?
- Women supporting women: How 10 leaders inspire other women in leadership roles