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International Women's Day 2023 #EmbraceEquity

Equality versus Equity: What's the difference as we #EmbraceEquity for IWD 2023 and beyond?

The words equity and equality are often used interchangeably. 

So, 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.

Working towards true inclusion

Leadership and inclusion specialist and former Criminal Barrister, Sharon Amesu, clarifies the difference between Equity and Equality below:

Fearless in 5

Embrace Equity for International Women's Day and beyond in the workplace.

This short video is from Wet Cement.

Here are a couple of the campaigns/missions from International Women's Day that we are passionate about at Wylde Space. See more and how you can bring attention to equity in the workplace here.

LinkedIn's #FlexibleIs campaign creates a fairer world of work for women

LinkedIn has launched #FlexibleIs, a global, integrated campaign running across the UK, France, Germany, Australia and India, which highlights the importance of flexibility in creating a fairer world of work and keeping women in employment.

Supporting flexibility and inclusivity in the workplace

LinkedIn is also offering free courses to help support flexibility and inclusivity in the workplace, with LinkedIn Learning courses available on Negotiating Work FlexibilityPreparing Your Family Leave and Return and Inclusive Female Leadership

Join the conversation on LinkedIn using the #FlexibleIs hashtag.

Scottish Widow

Today, on average women are retiring with £123,000 less in their pension than men. Gender imbalances in pay, working patterns and time out of work for childcare and caring responsibilities are the key drivers of the pension gap.

The average 25 year old is on track to retire with £100,000 less than a man. Converted into working years, she would have to work an additional 16 years to age 81 just to reach the same level of pension as a man. The structural imbalances in the labour market, that impacted generations before, still persist today, compounded by the gender pay gap.

Learn more here and see what women can do and what Scottish Widows is doing to take on the gender pension gap.

Will you embrace equity? Don't just say it. Think it. Be it. Do it. Value it. Truly embrace it. Embrace equity in all its forms.

Get involved and join the International Women's Day Community here.

With gratitude to all organisations and people involved in this post.


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