Here at Accessorize, we honour strong women all day, every day. As a brand by women, for women, we’re proud to celebrate the move toward a more equal world – which just so happens to be the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day.
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So, as we champion change toward a more gender-equal world, what does International Women’s Day mean to our team?
Accessorize Brand Director
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise the trailblazers that came before us and identify the remaining inequalities that persist. Thankfully the role of women in work and in the world has evolved tremendously since I left university, but we still have work to do!
My entire career has been spent at companies that are for and by women and working with mostly female teams and customers has been my absolute privilege.
Accessorize Marketing Director
It’s about recognising inequality and restoring the balance of power in every aspect of women’s lives.
At work, it’s being heard and respected the same way as men. As a mum, it’s raising a daughter and a son who both feel they can achieve the same goals, both respect everyone the same way and both feel worthy.
Every day it’s empowering females and males around me to ensure equality this the norm rather than a ‘thing’.
International Women’s Day is also a day to re-brand feminism, moving away from the stereotypical idea of women’s rights. It’s all of our responsibility to teach society equality and kindness.
It’s about equal respect regardless of gender.
Learning & Development Manager
International Women’s Day is about recognition, celebration, and empowerment; it’s a chance to recognise all women, give a spotlight to those who might not always get it when they deserve one, and lending my own voice to theirs.
It’s a day to reflect on achievements and progress that’s been made in creating equal opportunities around the world. We have a long way to go but the wave of change has most certainly started and there is an opportunity to ride it, so don’t waste it!
It’s also a chance to give thanks for not only all the women around the world but more importantly those that make up your world!