International Women’s Day 2024

Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of women’s achievements in social, economic, cultural, and political spheres. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

What’s the significance of International Women’s Day?

Since its inception in 1911, International Women’s Day has been a pivotal moment to recognise the strides made toward gender balance. Historically, women have faced numerous legal and societal barriers, including being unable to obtain loans independently, barred from legal and civil services professions, and denied equal pay for equal work. While there has been significant advancement in gender equality and anti-discrimination laws in places like the UK, the quest for full gender parity remains ongoing:

  • On average, women in the UK earn 9% less than their male counterparts.
  • It’s estimated that achieving gender equality will take another century. This underlines the continued relevance and urgency of celebrating International Women’s Day and advocating for gender equality and balance.
  • Women make up 64% of the world’s illiterate population.

International Women’s Day is a day for everyone, not just women. It’s a collective responsibility to champion the cause of women’s equality.

How we celebrated at Carpenter Box

Our team marked International Women’s Day by wearing something purple to raise money for Safe in Sussex. This important local charity provides refuge accommodation and support programmes for victims of domestic abuse.

Over on our Instagram page we also shared some stories of inspirational women in the local business community :

Happy International Women’s Day!