• The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911
  • It was recognised by the United Nations in 1975, and each year since has had a theme
  • This year’s theme is to #PressforProgress on gender parity
  • 2018 marks the centenary of the suffragettes’ fight to win the right to vote  
  • #metoo and #timesup have raised awareness of marginalisation, inequality, harassment and abuse
  • Whole communities are urged to think, act and be gender inclusive
  • A gender pay gap persists across the globe
  • The World Economic Forum predict that gender parity is more than 200 years away
  • Women are still significantly underrepresented in business and in politics
  • Women’s education and health still lag behind men’s right across the world
  • Real change happens when people use their own sphere of influence to change hearts and minds
  • So come on…what are you waiting for?