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IWD 2023: Let's #EmbraceEquity together

IWD 2023: Let's #EmbraceEquity together


Dear Readers,

As a leader, it is important to recognise that providing equal opportunities is not enough. People start from different places, and true inclusion requires equitable action.

This is why the 2023 International Women's Day theme of #EmbraceEquity is particularly significant. While many prioritise equality, equity tends to be overlooked. It is critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

To spread the message, the team at Human Resources Online has put together multiple stories over the coming weeks on three separate concepts, all surrounding the IWD theme. This year, we have a power-packed line-up of leaders sharing how they find the balance in embracing both equity and equality at the workplace, and even in their personal lives.   

We will be updating this anchor message with all of our #IWD2023 coverage in the weeks to come. So bookmark this page and revisit often to get the freshest and best DEI perspectives in Asia!

Happy International Women's Day! 

- From your friends at HRO

8 leaders in Asia share how they are embracing equality and equity at the workplace

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Be it through education programmes, or policies that apply to all staff regardless of their background or demographics, let's hear what leaders from Hilton, Telstra, Love, Bonito, and more have to say. [Read the full story here.]

10 leaders in Asia share their ways to improve equity for women in their sectors

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It goes beyond raising awareness, and involves all-rounded support towards bigger career opportunities, as these leaders from Deliveroo Hong Kong, CBRE Hong Kong, ReCasa Living, and more tell us. [Read the full story here.]

How embracing equity has impacted these 11 leaders' lives

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Being able to co-parent alongside a mother who was unable to raise her baby due to emotional and financial burden completely changed Lori Murphy's life. Here is hers, and 10 more stories, on nurturing women from diverse backgrounds and talents. [Read the full story here.]

Flexibility is key to striking a balance between equity & equality for these 11 leaders

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Understanding both concepts is the first step in embracing them, one leader from Linesight Singapore shares. Let's hear from him and leaders from Omron, Yayasan Hasanah, TransUnion, and more. [Read the full story here.]

How these 11 leaders enable a culture that speaks to all women who are looking to step up

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It's not enough to treat people equally, but we must acknowledge and address barriers which prevent women from advancing in their lives and careers, as shared by Andrea Randall, Partner at RPC. Here's how these 11 leaders achieve this. [Read the full story here.]

Everyday Equity: 10 leaders share how they have made equity a way of life

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Shopee's Geraldine Ho, for instance, a mother of two who is currently expecting, has learned that the key to growth and development is to create an environment where employees feel respected and supported, equally. [Read the full story here.]

Leading by example: These 6 leaders are championing equality and equity at work

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For one leader, it starts with taking the time to understand people's circumstances and needs, then using 'doing the right thing' as a guiding principle. [Read the full story here.]

Experiences in equity: 7 stories in and out of the workplace

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For Jelene Sim, Co-founder, Bespoke Habitat and Proptiply, equity has helped her uncover her "Charcoal to Diamond" employee. [Read the full story here.]

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