It’s a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women within politics, business, society and digitalization, but it’s also the day to highlight the global work that remains to be done for gender equality.
The UN theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023 is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
Today, there is a persistent gender gap within digitalization. Women’s lack of access to digital tools in many countries and the underrepresentation in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), careers and management demonstrate severe gender bias.
Digital gender inequality in a global perspective according to the UN:
What we do in Wrist to leverage organizational gender equality and leverage our digital skills
Gender equality and the instant development of digital skills are important parts of our ESG strategy. We believe in removing the barriers and biases that hold people back, so that everyone gets a fair chance to achieve their potential.
The gender gap at managerial levels is falling but is still too big. Among managers, 70% are men, and 30% are women. Wrist will work actively towards improving this ratio. As part of our social ESG goals for 2023, we will start mapping our digital skills to be able to complete at least one digital training event for each major location.
Over the coming years, we will continue developing female leaders and leverage our digital skills to build a more gender equal workplace for all.