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.