Pressing for Progress

International Women’s Day 2018

Individually, we may be single drops of water; together, we’re an ocean.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed each year on March 8th to celebrate the economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and to bring attention to persistent inequality and the barriers to gender parity. The day, which has evolved into a global movement not affiliated with any particular organization or sector, emphasizes a call to action for accelerating change.

The values that have propelled and expanded IWD since it was first celebrated in 1911 include justice, dignity, hope, equality, collaboration, tenacity, appreciation, respect, empathy, and forgiveness. IWD’s message in 2018 is “Press for Progress.” The campaign focuses on the power of collective action to achieve equality.

At PYXERA Global, we are fostering collaboration across sectors to press for progress and commit to goals of gender parity. Within our Global Pro Bono projects, we have executed 179 women-focused projects with 150 client organizations, impacting 23 million women beneficiaries in 35 countries. The World Economic Forum 2017’s Global Gender Gap Report predicts that at the current rate of change, gender parity will occur in 200 years. This is unacceptable.

"It takes courage to forge a true partnership. It takes compromise. It takes respect for one another’s goals, experiences, knowledge, processes, and approaches."

–Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global

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