A message from Team Relocations on International Women's Day
Today is International Women’s Day, celebrated throughout the world for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Team Relocations would like to take this opportunity to honour the presence of the women in our workforce and in the wider business world.
Team’s human and intellectual capital is one of our most valuable assets, and we are proud that women have been, and continue to be, an integral part of Team Relocations. We are lucky to have plenty of talented, skilled and determined women in our global team, many of whom are in senior management positions throughout our European offices. Through their efforts and contributions, as well as the rich and diverse perspectives they bring to the workplace and to our clients, these women have contributed greatly to Team's success.
While recognising their accomplishments and the value women bring to Team, it is important to acknowledge that International Women's Day is not just about celebrating women's achievements so far, but also to remember the many barriers they still face to achieving equality and economic security in their communities. We know that in our company, as well as in most industry sectors across the world, there is still much to be done for women in the global workplace. As Hillary Clinton observed, “women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” One billion women are expected to enter the global workforce in the next decade, so this is certainly a topic of urgency and relevance.
There are many schemes globally which aim to change perceptions of women and their abilities, and further their opportunities to work. One such project is Saksham, implemented by the charity Plan India, which supports disadvantaged youth (especially young women) by equipping them with essential life and work-oriented skills, enabling them to go on to find jobs and work their way out of poverty. As a company with strong core values, Team is proud to be partnered with Plan, and directly supporting Project Saksham.
This International Women's Day, please join us in celebrating women, at Team Relocations and around the world. And let us also consider the need to enhance the roles that women play in organisations so that gender equality and women's empowerment in the workforce can be a universal reality.
Happy International Women's Day 2015.