March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on the achievements and strength of women through time and into today.
Sysco makes it a point to celebrate International Women’s Day every 8th of March, and this year all Sysco colleagues across the planet will together celebrate women under the theme #EmbraceEquity
As one of the largest foodservice companies in the world, Sysco has had many accomplished women in leadership positions who have made significant contributions to the company. Sysco Bahamas follows suit, featuring a female president, VP and several directors, managers and many other professional women across all departments. Among other initiatives, Sysco has a Women’s Foodservice Forum which aims to support and develop women in the foodservice industry, including women at Sysco. The forum provides networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and educational resources to help women advance in their careers. Overall, the achievements of women at Sysco and the support provided by Sysco’s Women’s Foodservice Forum demonstrate the company’s commitment to gender diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
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Equality versus Equity: What’s the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond?
What’s the difference between equity and equality – and why is it important to understand, acknowledge and value this?
Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities.
Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances, and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
The IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough” – and can in fact be exclusionary, rather than inclusive. READ MORE HERE
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The concept is to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. #EmbraceEquity
IWD sees a number of MISSIONS to help forge a gender equal world. Celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key.
- Women Forging Change – Celebrate the women forging change
- Women Creatives – Elevate visibility of women creatives
- Women & Work – Build workplaces where women thrive
- Women & Tech – Improve equality for women in tech
- Women Empowerment – Forge women’s empowerment worldwide
- Women’s Health – Empower women’s choices in health
- Women & Sport – Applaud equality for women in sport
ABOUT WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Women’s History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the important contributions of women throughout history. It is observed annually in March in the United States, and in many other countries around the world. The month-long celebration aims to highlight the struggles and achievements of women throughout history, from the suffragette movement to the modern day. It also serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight for gender equality and the need to ensure that women’s voices are heard and their rights are protected. Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to learn about the often-overlooked contributions of women in various fields and to honor the pioneers who paved the way for future generations of women.