As I am sure you are aware this Thursday (08 March) is International Women’s Day. From humble beginnings at the start of the last century, it is now a vast global event that has given rise to public holidays in many countries honouring and championing all women. It is a unique opportunity to not only showcase the achievements of women but also shed light on the inequalities and hardships still endured by too many women across the world.
International Women’s Day also affords us the opportunity to recognise the achievements of inspirational women who have had a profound effect on us in our own lives – I have no idea where I would be without my wonderful 90 year old granny.
I joined the Digital Comms & Knowledge Management Team at the LGA in December and I have been hugely fortunate to be a part of a team that is full of supportive women who immediately made me feel at home in my new role. Too often our gender is accused of having rejected any sense of female solidarity, particularly in the workplace; luckily my experience couldn’t be further from the truth. So here is a huge hurrah for some of my fantastic Digital Comms team colleagues on Knowledge Hub, Sarah Jennings, Liz Copeland, Sian Morgan, Helen Seymour, Rosanna Alam, Ciara Owen, Liz Popoola and Mariam Manneh (to name but a few).
It would be great to hear from others (men and women) about the women who have been a great support or help at work. Or perhaps a woman has helped you get started and find your way round Knowledge Hub – there has been a significant number of women who are very proactive in the Feedback group in offering advice to others for example.
I will try and showcase some of the best contributions.
Happy International Women’s Day!