On 8th March, much of the world celebrates women: female empowerment, women leadership, human rights and gender balance. We are proud to show our support and showcase those women within our organization who help make our company the strong, inclusive, growing success it is. So, we thought we'd go beyond the one day – we made a whole week dedicated to the women of AMPLEXOR.
What is International Women's Day? It was first observed in the early 20th century on 19 March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Since then, recognition of the day grew across Europe and the United Nations who declared 1975 as International Women's Year. It is now annually observed on 8 March and its focus is on supporting women to participate equally in society.
This year's theme is Balance for Better. Today, promoting gender balance drives a better working world. It's not just a women's issue – it extends to business boardrooms, government, media, sports…the list goes on. The Balance for Better campaign doesn't exist only on International Women's Day. It will run all year long and should be running every day of our lives: "The campaign theme provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action, with #BalanceforBetter activity reinforced and amplified all year." – International Women's Day official website.
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Berlin made history this year when it became the only state to recognize International Women's Day as a public holiday. Being the first of Germany's 16 states to take such a measure, the step is seen as another move toward equality between men and women. Our colleagues there have also taken the day (and every day!) to celebrate the accomplishments of women all around the globe and strive for a better, gender-balanced working world.
At AMPLEXOR, we believe in collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world. Throughout the week we posted daily on our social media channels about #WomenOfAMPLEXOR. We featured the many incredible ladies who make up our teams with photos, blog posts and feature highlights of our female leaders. Check out our pages to see what we had to say!
As part of our celebration of the #WomenOfAMPLEXOR, we asked some of our top female leaders to tell us their inspirational story of how they got to where they are today and the one skill that helped them during this journey. Here's what they had to say!