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International Women’s Day: Balance For Better

March 08, 2019

International Women’s Day: Balance For Better

Today, Friday 8th of March 2019 is International Women’s day. Worldwide women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement and International Women’s Day has been celebrated globally since 1911.

Founded by Psychiatric Nurse, Rosaleen Kelly, Communicare is a proud employer, educator and carer of women. From our CEO, Bereneice O’Rourke, to Niamh Collins our Paediatric Clinical Director and all of the female nursing and healthcare staff employed by Communicare, women have always played a key role in the success of the company.

The theme of this year’s IWD is #BalanceForBetter – which doesn’t end after IWD, but will run all year long to encourage change. The theme is a unified call to action that will aid in the continuous development and drive for gender balance and equality throughout the year. Gender balance isn’t only a woman’s issue, it’s a societal issue and everyone has a part to play.

Internationawomensday.com believes that ‘’we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceForBetter. ‘’

 

What can you do?

  • Make a pledge here.
  • Promote gender equality in the workplace by treating everyone fairly by helping to create an inclusive culture for all staff.
  • Take part in a march. Stand in solidarity with women around the world and head out to the #Time4Equality march in Dublin city centre. Starting from O’Connell Bridge at 3 pm.
  • The Bernard Shaw are hosting an International Women’s Weekender from today until Sunday which will include a panel discussion and live music.

There are plenty of events on throughout the country, the Irish Times lists some of the bigger events going on here.

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