March 8th is International Women’s Day. This day is set aside to celebrate the global social, economic, cultural, and political advancements of women. As we begin 2021, we are beginning to see progress in the fight against COVID-19. However, we would be doing this day an injustice if we did not remember all the sacrifices that women had to make over this past year and will continue to make on all frontiers. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted how women especially, had to adapt, pivot and power through challenges. This year’s theme #ChoosetoChallenge is particularly applicable given the many global challenges of this past year and how women are leading the way for a better tomorrow.
“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge”.1
At EMMA International, we are very proud to be women owned and certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.
Additionally, 70% of EMMA International employees are women. Our technical team is 75% female, which is extremely significant given that the STEM fields historically have been male dominated. According to IDEA, “Today, just 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women, and only 35 per cent of all students enrolled in STEM related fields of study are women.”2
In honor of International Women’s Day, for the month of March, the team at EMMA International is offering discounted rates to all women owned companies that need regulatory support. Call us today at 248-987-4497 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this special promotion.
1International Women’s Day, (2021). IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme
2IDEA, (2021, February 10). International Day Of Women And Girls In Science – February 11, 2021