Each For Equal

International Women’s Day 2020

Real equality, and the people who champion it, can bring real economic benefits to a business.

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) by highlighting the practical steps that managers and leaders can take to see these benefits within their organisations and create a more equal and inclusive workplace.

#EachforEqual #IWD2020

Our Aim

Our aim is to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. We’ve spoken to senior-level women about their experiences, and have got their insight on how everyone can make a difference to create equality and diversity in their workplace.

Ann Francke

International Women's Day is the perfect moment to appreciate how far we've come in the pursuit of gender balance and to reflect on the challenge that still lies ahead. Equality is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender equality allows economies and communities to thrive. A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious. As responsible leaders and managers we all have a role to play in making that vision a reality

Ann Francke OBE CMgr CCMI FIC


Top tips for managers to embed equality into business

Managers and leaders have the opportunity to create an equal and diverse workplace. Take a look at our top tips to embed equality and make a difference with our insights articles alongside our member content.

Ellen McCormack

Sponsorship and mentoring programmes

Mentoring, coaching and sponsoring are three types of partnership that can directly influence and support someone’s career journey, but what does it mean and how can you get involved?

An inclusive culture at every level

We can all make a difference when it comes to workplace equality. Take a look at our three lessons on gender equality and make inclusivity a reality.

Gender-aware recruitment and promotion policies

Join us for our inclusive leadership event and develop your knowledge with a pro-active approach to gender-aware recruitment. Ready to hire? Use our recruitment planning checklist.

Transparency, targets and monitoring

Transparency is about being open about your end goal and your plans to get there. See our tops tips and carry out an equality impact assessment.

There are many ways to work flexibly. The main examples include working from home, flexibility in start and finish times (‘flexitime’), compressed hours, job-shares, and part-time working. CMI has created this guidance document jointly with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to help you understand how you can implement a flexible working policy in your workplace, and how this can address the Gender Pay Gap.

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Cover of document Create a Gender balanced Workplace

Create a Gender-balanced Workplace

Ann Francke OBE CMgr CCMI FIC

Packed with clear, actionable strategies for making positive change, this smart, illustrated book gives a fast and effective solution to gender imbalance in your organisation.

Take a look

Get involved with CMI Women

CMI Women works to inspire and support women throughout their careers and provide a Blueprint for Balance for organisations so they can benefit from being a gender diverse organisation.

Become part of the CMI Community

Join CMI Women GB Groups online and follow us on Twitter.