International Women’s Day
Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day. A day to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #breakthebias and in support we have captured the viewpoints of some of our ladies.
Diversity and inclusivity play a significant role within our business. Cathy Cook, Novati’s People Director, said, ‘We drive a culture of fairness and inclusion. Which is why we’re delighted to be able to celebrate with over two thirds of our business that are women, and our board that is a 50/50 split of male to female ratio. Breaking the bias in the workplace starts right at the recruitment process and including diversity and equality in the recruitment process itself. We have embedded a culture where everyone is equal, for me, everyone has that same opportunity, we respect one another, we are an inclusive business, where anyone can go on and progress to up the ladder into leadership roles.’
Since 1911 International Women’s Day has been identifying, celebrating, and increasing the visibility of women’s achievements in order to forge equality. These three central beliefs underpin and guide the purpose of the IWD. Having strategic collaborations based on a foundation of shared purpose, trust and appreciation can have a positive impact on women. This in turn raises worldwide awareness via meaningful narratives which can help combat gender bias and discrimination.
Check out our video to see to what some of our team have to say.