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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women's Day

In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day, which took place on Sunday 8 March, IQ-EQ drove a number of internal initiatives and activities to mark the occasion.

Among a host of #EachforEqual selfies and local celebrations, many of our colleagues also penned blog posts to share their thoughts and promote gender equality.

Here, we are pleased to share with you some of our favourite contributions, published via LinkedIn:

Behind every successful woman, is HERSELF
Cindy Jansen-Wong, Corporate Manager

Cindy discusses the meaning of feminism and gender equality and highlights the momentum starting to build in this regard, both within the professional sphere and more broadly across the globe, as women realise their power and believe in themselves.

Nothing can hold you back if you really want it
Aishel Báez Lara, Principal, FATCA CRS

Based on her own experience, Aishel is a firm believer that women can achieve anything they set their minds to. To illustrate her point, she shares her own story and how she has never taken no for an answer when pursuing her career goals.

The Balancing Act: How to juggle an exciting job and motherhood
Sherizia Razzaque, Group Marketing Lead, Segments

Having become a mother just last year, Sherizia offers her advice for fellow young leaders seeking to balance motherhood with life in a fast-paced professional environment.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams
David Wild, Group Chief Risk Officer

Last but not least, our male colleagues have been equally supportive of this initiative!

Revealing his love of the late great Doris Day (!), David recalls a recent breakfast conversation with his two ambitious young daughters and expresses his sincere hope that as they find their way in the world it will be within a society that recognises, supports and celebrates their potential, regardless of gender.