08 March 2019 - International Women’s Day: #BalanceForBetter
International Women's Day: History, strikes and celebrations
(BBC News, 05/03/2019)
You might have seen International Women's Day mentioned in the media or heard friends talking about it. But what is it for? When is it? Is it a celebration or a protest? And is there an equivalent International Men's Day?
For more than a century people around the world have been marking 8 March as a special day for women. Read on to find out why.
Porirua's women councillors call for better balance
(The World News, 07/03/2019)
Porirua City Council has the most diverse representation in NZ. This year, Porirua’s women councillors are calling for more women to stand in local government elections in support of the "Better Balance" theme for International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March
Porirua City has five women elected, three of whom are Pasifika and MÄori.
Big firms lying about female and minority directors, says top business chief
Jasper Jolly (The Guardian, 08/03/2019)
Exclusive: Charlotte Valeur says she will call for new laws if FTSE 350 firms don’t improve diversity
The new chair of one of the UK’s most influential business groups has accused Britain’s biggest companies of lying when they say they cannot find enough female or ethnic minority directors.
Happy International Women’s Day! Have a Sticker
Jessica Powell (The New York Times, 07/03/2018)
It’s not just your ovaries that we’re celebrating.
Congratulations — Friday is International Women’s Day! As a woman, you must be so pleased to be recognized.
In this day and age, when everything is so polarizing, it’s really hard for progressive, multinational corporations like ours to know just when and how to take a stand. But this day is important to us. And while some might say that coming out in support of International Women’s Day is a bold move — even a controversial one — we are willing to stick our necks out to show solidarity with half of the world’s population.