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International Women's Day

Posted on March 8, 2018.

Thursday March 8th 2018 is International Women's Day (IWD). This day focuses on the hardships and the accomplishments that women have achieved over history and that they are still facing in today's era. The celebration of IWD was first sprung to life in March 1911 by the German socialist and theorist Clara Zetkin with the help of delegates, there were 100 in total and represented 17 different countries. The day was introduced to create awareness of the enormous contributions women have made to the humankind and workplace.

This year's theme for International Women's Day is all about #PressforProgress and encouraging women and men everywhere to keep motivated towards the cause. The movement focuses on action to drive gender parity across all areas of society, the cause of this has derived from the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, it revealed that the gender parity is over 200 years away!

Here at Global Guardians we support this cause 100%, how we do this is by having equal pay for all our employees, meaning that no male employee will be paid more for doing the same job role as a female employee. Another point that proves that we are for the cause is that 5 out of 6 of our Senior Management team (SMT) is made up of women which is very uncommon since asset management is a male dominant industry.

In office today we decided to celebrate the honourable day by encouraging staff members to wear the colour purple (in respect of the Suffragettes and all that they have done for women today), along with this we decided to treat all the ladies in the office, there was a brunch morning which included lots of tasty treats along with lots of prosecco to celebrate all their accomplishments and last but not least our Chairman, Nick Knight, kindly treated every single lady to a bunch of beautiful flowers.

With there being global activism for women's equality so dominant in the media (such as #MeToo and #TimesUp) now is the perfect time to stay motivated and #PressforProgress!