Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It asks the world to call out instances of bias against women in the workplace, at school and at home. We salute the many strong, bright, talented women who work for TNDC, those we work with and call colleagues, managers, friends, mothers, sisters and daughters.
The theme for International Women's Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. We can all truly embrace equity. It's not just something we say. It's not just something we write about. It's something we need to think about, know, value and embrace. It's what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating an inclusive world.
The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. It's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.
Together we can forge women's equality and #Embrace Equity:
“From its early days, construction has been a male dominated workforce. TNDC is proud to say we have some of the best women in the industry, from labourers, cooks, cleaners, operators, administrators, mangers and senior leadership. We acknowledge their successes and the challenges they have faced along the way. TNDC is committed to ensuring equality and equity for our female workforce, with continued training, development and advancement,” says Colleen Cashin, TNDC's Vice President of People and Corporate Culture.
“On International Women’s Day, it is an opportunity to be reminded that our Tahltan people are rooted in a matriarchal system since time immemorial. Our people recognize the significant and sacred value that women hold,” adds Mindy Henyu, Director on TNDC’s Board of Directors.