HRM Asia marks International Women's Day
Hello from the HRM Magazine Asia offices – and Happy International Women’s Day!
Did you know that International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8 for almost a century? Exactly 95 years, in fact, although the United Nations only began to recognise it from 1975.
For those who are wondering, there is indeed also an International Men’s Day. It's on November 19.
But the truth is, many people would probably welcome the day when International Women’s Day becomes yet another random holiday in the calendar. As it is, the gender pay gap is still a reality in many countries and industries, never mind the proverbial glass ceiling that women and minorities encounter in the workplace.
The campaign for equal rights does not start and end with this day on the calendar, so we hope you’ll find some interesting insights and pointers from our special International Women’s Day coverage – scroll on for our roundup.
- How to #PressForProgress in the workplace
We asked “power women” across Asia to share their views on how organisations can play their part. This is what they told us.
- HeForShe: The role powerful men play in the push for gender equality
As the call for gender equality gets louder, so too has the need for men to step forward and step up for the cause.
- HRM Five: Driving gender equality
Our guide for how HR can help enable gender parity in the office.
- How logistics giant Damco righted an ailing ship
Saskia Groen-in't-Woud, Global COO of Damco, won the Telstra Business Women in Asia Award at the end of last year. She sat down with HRM Magazine Asia to share how her hands-on leadership approach has helped her steer the company in both good times and bad.
- Diversity progress potentially stalled in Singapore
New research shows that a greater focus on gender diversity might need to be a goal for employers in Singapore in 2018