A reflection on Women’s History Month 2023

Nour Gobara

General, Industry News, Situ News

March was a month of great importance for women across the world. It’s Women’s History Month – aligning fittingly with International Women’s Day which took place on the 8th of March.

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions that women have made throughout history, as well as to celebrate the progress made towards gender equality.

A reflection of Women’s History Month

By reflecting in this way, we’re reminded of the incredible women who have fought for gender equality throughout history. We owe a debt of gratitude to the suffragettes who fought for women’s right to vote, to the activists who have fought for reproductive rights and access to healthcare, and to the women who have broken down barriers in fields such as science, technology, and politics.

But we’re also reminded that there is still a long way to go towards achieving true gender equality.

Women continue to face challenges outside of the workplace. These include violence, harassment, and discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

How have women’s rights changed globally over history?

Women’s rights have come a long way over the course of history. In many countries, women now have the right to vote and to participate in government. This was unheard of, even a century ago.

Women are also now able to pursue higher education and enter professions that were traditionally dominated by men.

In addition, laws in many countries now protect women from violence and discrimination in the workplace.

While there is still a long way to go for true gender equality, it is encouraging to see the progress that has been made in the past few decades.

However, many countries have also made recent commitments to change and to increase rights for women. Change can be a long process, but should always be encouraged, and looks different all over the world.

How can people help promote women’s rights?

One of the best ways to help promote women’s rights is to support and donate to organisations that are actively working towards this cause.

These organisations often provide resources, training, and support to empower women and promote gender equality. This can be done by attending rallies and events, sharing stories, and voicing your support for women’s rights on social media and other platforms.

Finally, it is important to be an advocate for women’s rights in your own community. We can all do this by speaking out against gender discrimination and inspiring others to take action.

women at work - women's history month

How can companies that are globally connected support female employees?

Companies that are global should support female employees by creating an environment of inclusion, understanding, and respect.

At Situ, we are committed to creating a culture that maintains a thoughtful and meaningful work culture. By Embracing Equity, Situ has introduced benefits that focus on personal development and the growth of all Situ employees.

Situ has done this by providing resources and support such as:

  • professional development opportunities,
  • flexible work arrangements,
  • access to childcare, and
  • initiatives that promote gender equality.
people at Situ office in exeter

Global companies like Situ ensure that their policies are in line with international standards and work actively to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Additionally, companies should also create an environment where female employees feel safe and respected and where their voices are heard.

Finally, companies should be mindful of cultural sensitivities. We should all strive to create a workplace where every employee feels respected and valued.

“We have to take risks and be bold to move our company forward, but never at the expense of doing what is right and ethical.”

Mary Barra – Chairwoman and CEO of General Motors