International Women's Day
It’s sometimes hard to believe that gender inequality is still a massive issue across the globe and that is why International Women’s Day (IWD) is so important. It is more than just a gimmick, it is a chance to raise awareness for an issue that remains very prevalent in today’s society.
"According to the World Economic Forum, sadly none of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. Gender parity will not be attained for almost a century".
Of course, there have been many positive changes in recent years but there is still so much to do. That is why, this year the IWD theme is #ChoosetoChallenge. The aim of the 2021 campaign is to encourage everyone to challenge gender bias and prejudices. If we all choose to call out gender inequality when we see it, together we can form a more fair and inclusive world.
Some facts to get you thinking:
Women only represent 15% of employees in engineering roles.
In construction, only 13% of employees in the UK are women.
“Current statistics indicate that more women than men were furloughed in the first lockdown and early indications indicate that there will be a similar pattern of more women losing their jobs as a result of the pandemic”.
In the UK, only 27.2% of women are part of a companies’ board of directors.
“Globally, only 55% of women (aged 15-64) are engaged in the labour market as opposed to 78% of men”.
At Prosafe, we believe in supporting women and showing our solidarity for IWD. Our very own Girl Boss, Sinead, has recently been promoted to sales manager of the business, and is paving the way for the ladies of Prosafe. We all believe that women shouldn’t have to order a men’s XS high-vis jacket, that is why we have recently expanded our clothing offering for women in industry on our website. To celebrate women and their achievements, we are holding an International Women’s Day Sale that is live on our website now! There is 8% off all woman’s clothing on our website until 8 March at 11.59pm. Check it out here.