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Today is International Women's Day. From the bespoke Google Doodle and its inspiring film of women around the world setting out their ambitions for 'One day...' to the news and opinion pieces across almost every major media outlet - it's pretty hard to miss.
On International Women's Day, I'm calling for businesses across the nations of the United Kingdom to think and act on diversity and equality, if not now then when? Should be their mantra - it can only be good for business.
Not everyone will agree with our approach, and as a charity campaigning for change, we're comfortable with that. Challenging perceptions, creating debate and making the point that inequality in sport is as much an issue for men as it is for women may be controversial, but it's necessary if we are to truly transform sport for the benefit of every women and girl in the UK.
We've got to get better at reaching all of these women and girls. At recognising the ways in which gender, trauma, poverty, race, and other forms of inequality combine together to trap them. We need systems and services to recognise when women are experiencing these multiple forms of disadvantage, and to provide safe, effective, trauma and gender informed support.
Today we celebrate International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a global occasion which gives us the opportunity to highlight progress towards gender equality - but it also helps us shine a light on the areas where progress is still too slow and gives us a platform to support continued action where inequality remains.
International Women's Day presents the opportunity to celebrate female trail blazers, women who have climbed the career ladder and are now actively extending the rungs down to the rest of us and also those who are working with us and supporting us in doing so. So if you find yourself at a career crossroads, perhaps take a moment to ponder their advice and ask yourself, what is truly important to you in your next career step and how might you blaze a trail of your own?
This week marks the celebration of International Women's Day on Tuesday 8th March yet less than 4 weeks ago I was stunned
20 years ago, the women behind What Women Want came up with a simple yet powerful idea, designed to give British women a voice. Women up-and-down-the-country were invited to answer the simple, open question; "What do you want?".
It's obvious and well documented that technology has a gender problem, and there is a myriad of reasons for this, which I'll address in a different piece. But one of these issues can be partly addressed by breaking down the myth that you need to be a 'full on' coder to make it in technology.
On this day it seems appropriate, given the ongoing debate about Britain's membership of the EU, to reflect on the hard-won rights and freedoms women have achieved through the European Union - and the risks to gender equality inherent in leaving Europe.