International Women's Day — A Time For Action
Staff Writeron 08 March, 2018 at 09:03
International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women across the globe. The day’s theme this year is #PressForProgress, a clear indication that the time has come for action. At Ogilvy, we’re using the celebration to mark the beginning of a month-long movement, bringing the Ogilvy community together to not only celebrate the incredible women of Ogilvy, but to inspire everyone within its doors—and beyond—to push for change.
For many, 2017 will be remembered as the year that the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements made a line in the sand. The rise of these powerful movements have vaulted women’s equality and workplace issues to the forefront of the global cultural conversation. It took much too long to get here, and now that the moment is upon all of us, it’s past time for mere recognition. It’s time for action.
To kick off our movement, we amplified the voices of a group of Ogilvy women. While this is just a small sampling of our women, their insights are vital, their advice far-reaching and meaningful to all of us.
We also asked the group to offer up inspirational quotes they think of When the Going Gets Tough:
At Ogilvy, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made on gender equality thus far as part of our broader diversity and inclusion agenda. But make no mistake – we recognize there is still much more work for us to do. International Women’s Day is just a single day on our busy calendars, but we hope our collective efforts will inspire all of us—inside and outside of Ogilvy—to take action.