This year’s International Women’s Day celebrations are all around recognising what actions we can take as individuals to fight prejudice and challenge stereotypes, as well as celebrate female achievements.
As a small coaching company, we like to think we do our fair share! Here are some examples of how our coaching work promotes #Each for Equal for both individual employees and for organisations:
- We work with HR to role model mums who come back to work and inspire others with a great example of healthy work/family balance; we also encourage the role modelling of those dads who take Shared Parental Leave – even if they may be the first in their organisation or department to do so
- Our career development coaching supports both mums and dads equally and encourages them to think about their roles as mothers and fathers, as well as future leaders
- Our coaching sessions often focus on self-organisation away from work – so that childcare and household chores are shared equally
- We celebrate International Men’s Day every year on 19th November in the same way we celebrate women on 8th March
- We work with leaders to ensure they can confidently and proactively lead agile and flexible teams – we ensure all leaders are aware that most employees now value and need flexibility over and above pay and other professional perks
We have always believed that if you want a flower to flourish, you need to treat the environment it is growing in first: by working at a cultural level with leaders, line managers and dads too, we promote the IWD message of ‘forging inclusive workplaces so women thrive.’