Women can do anything. And yet societal stereotypes about women—who they are and what they can do—still exist.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day to celebrate the achievements of women—and it is also a day to focus on how much more there is still to do when it comes to gender equality in the workplace and in society.
The #ImAWomanAnd campaign is a call to action—for each of us to commit to playing our part in stopping the assumptions that are still too often made about women. This year on IWD let’s all commit to stop everyday stereotypes and #EmbraceEquity together.
– Tiffany Leung, Sr. Consultant, Deloitte Canada, Artificial Intelligence Practice, Canadian National Team Breaking Champion and Olympic hopeful
Women can breakdance. Women can do anything. To mark International Women’s Day 2023, join us in calling out stereotypes and help break gender-based assumptions that still exist in society.
– Talia, Deloitte US
At Deloitte, when we say “women,” we’re inclusive of #trans women. There is no single experience of being a woman. On Transgender Day of Visibility and as part of our International Women's Day celebration, we’re committing to call out and stop gender-based assumptions and help change the narrative.
At Deloitte, we are striving to achieve gender balance across the organization. We have set aspirational goals for all Deloitte firms and have developed consistent initiatives spanning the entire career lifecycle—from recruitment, promotion and succession processes to mentoring, sponsorship and agile working. Deloitte firm CEOs have committed to deliver on these initiatives and report progress to the Deloitte Global CEO, Deloitte Global Executive and Deloitte Global Board of Directors on a regular basis.
Deloitte’s focus on gender equality does not end with our own organization. We believe that we have a responsibility to be a force for good and to lead the way on the complex challenges that stand in the way of gender balance in wider society. As part of our WorldClass societal impact agenda, we are empowering women and girls around the world, as brought to life in Deloitte’s first Global Gender Impact Report, released on International Women’s Day in 2020. The report explored the theme of the “Butterfly Effect,” where small actions can have a lasting impact on gender balance; a theme we returned to in 2021 and 2022.
Deloitte also conducts and publishes research into gender equality-related issues. In October 2020, Deloitte Global published Understanding the pandemic’s impact on working women having surveyed nearly 400 working women across nine countries to provide a snapshot of how working women have been affected by the global pandemic and the impact on their careers. In 2021 and 2022, we took this research further releasing the Women @ Work: A global outlook reports, based on a survey of 5,000 women across 10 countries exploring the state of gender equality in the workplace. In 2023, we are continuing to build on this research, with the third annual Women @ Work report due to be released April 2023.