International Women’s Day 2018
We are proud to support International Women’s Day 2018 by celebrating a few of today’s most inspirational women. We asked men and women at Royds Withy King to nominate their ‘women ahead of the curve’ – someone whose work has had a huge impact on them personally or professionally – and we were delighted with the response. Their nominations and the rationale for them are set out in 15 video shorts which have been widely circulated on social media.
Who are our ‘Women Ahead of the Curve’?
Our Non-Executive Chair of the Board, Louise Fleming (2017 – 2021), who is a management consultant and former head of Barclays Professional Services in the South West, joins our HR Director Amanda Dow, in discussing their experiences of women in the workplace and the role of modern, forward-thinking employers in supporting the broader diversity agenda.
How are Royds Withy King supporting gender diversity?
The first known International Women’s Day event was held in 1909 and has gathered significant momentum over more than a century, drawing attention to women’s achievements and contributions to the economic, political and social agendas of the day – as well as championing women’s rights. The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day officially in 1975 and two years later, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to announce 8 March as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.