Genesis Technologies Celebrates International Women’s Day
Thu Mar 25, 2021 | Genesis Technologies
By: Emily Ettie, Account Representative
To celebrate International Women’s Week, Genesis’ Anne Gertsmeier, Account Executive and Sasha Maynard, Account Executive hosted two virtual meetings to discuss Gender Equity.
On March 8th and 9th we were able to host an International Women’s Day celebration for the ladies of Genesis during the lunch hours. It was a great time getting to connect with the women of Genesis and having the opportunity to talk about all the women who have played important parts in our lives and who have helped shape us to be the strong women we are today. We are thankful to work for a company that supports women and wants to see us grow and succeed!
Out of these meetings also came ways we can ensure Genesis is continuing to improve gender equality in the workplace related to HR processes related to training and resources for women. These ideas were shared with the leadership team and already implemented!
Michael Kahn, CEO, had this to say, “Gender equity is a priority at Genesis and I am thrilled to work alongside so many talented women. Thank you.”
More About International Women’s Day
“International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.” – internationalwomensday.com
Why is International Women’s Day on March 8th?
1908: 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
1910: A second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. It was proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands.
1913-1914: On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace. Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day on February 23, the last Sunday in February. Following discussions, International Women’s Day was agreed to be marked annually on March 8 that translated in the widely adopted Gregorian calendar from February 23 – and this day has remained the global date for International Women’s Day ever since.
2021 Theme: Choose to Challenge
“A challenge world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.
Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.” – internationalwomensday.com
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