International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs annually on March 8th. It celebrates women’s worldwide impact by highlighting their extraordinary cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements. Since 1911, the annual celebration has been an opportunity to reflect on progress, bring awareness, and forge women’s equality.

The organizers of International Women’s Day (IWD) have announced the theme for 2022 is Break The Bias as “bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead.” Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.” Everyone is encouraged to support IWD in any way they can. Whether it’s leading an event, donating to a female-focused charity, or posting on social media using the #BreakTheBias hashtag – there are many ways to celebrate the holiday.

At Consilio, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to highlight our employee’s unique skillsets, backgrounds, and accomplishments. We continuously strive to build a diverse and equal community that fosters our employees’ professional and personal growth, exemplified through our Diversity & Inclusion commitment and Women in Technology blog series. Our annual International Women’s Day campaign is another way we strive to raise visibility and help forge positive change for women.

We have continued that effort and have spoken with several of our employees worldwide about what International Women’s Day means to them. We have included their answers below: