Happy International Women’s Day everyone!
For those unfamiliar, International Women’s Day (IWD) is on March 8th each year and celebrates womens’ economic, social, cultural, and political contributions throughout history. It’s a day to come together to #choosetochallenge gender stereotypes and biases.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously once said (a lot of things but this too) “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”
We couldn’t agree more but despite advances to improve gender equality in the workforce and overcome barriers to entry into the employment landscape, women continue to battle gender bias, stereotyping, and inequality too often (see Insta post by @LizandMollie on communication biases)! STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) also continue to be male-dominated fields – only 3/10 graduates in these fields of study are women. Ultimately, we are making great strides toward equality but we’re not there yet.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has some amazing resources to learn more about the importance of IWD, how you can bring awareness about gender stereotypes, biases, and work toward equality (at home, at school, in your new role with your new employer) and what we can do to continue to advance and improve the workplace environment for women. You can read them here and check out some of their informative descriptions of biases women face in the workplace on our Instagram @joinoutcomecampusconnect.
We built Outcome Campus Connect to provide a more equitable search process for experience and employment-seeking university and college students or recent graduates. By joining you receive a direct feed of skill development and job opportunities from employers across the country who are looking for student and recent graduate talent from your school, fields of study, and region. We hope to equalize the playing field and allow your experience and post-secondary journey to shine for itself.
There are so many resources and so much information online to help you empower yourself, women, and those around you. We all have a seat at the table and we all have a role to play in ensuring there are enough seats for ourselves and future generations.