International Women’s Day takes place on March 8 each year, as a celebration of the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe.
At VICSES, we have many amazing women who contribute significantly to our organisation and their communities. We are proud of our commitment to promoting diversity and working toward a more gender balanced workplace, with 33% membership represented by women across Victoria.
The IWD 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge, because a challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can 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.
There is an opportunity to get involved with International Women's Day events across the state. The emergency management sector will celebrate with events in Wangaratta and Melbourne, run by the Emergency Services Foundation.
Wangaratta - Sunday 14 March: https://esf-iwdchoosetochallenge-wangaratta.eventbrite.com.au
Melbourne - Tuesday 16 March: https://esf-iwdchoosetochallenge-melbourne.eventbrite.com.au