CMI celebrates International Women’s Day 2024: a message from CMI’s Patron, HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO

Written by CMI Insights Wednesday 06 March 2024
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Inspire Inclusion” – here are six actions that we can all take today to create inclusive workplaces
CMI celebrates International Women's Day 2024

In the week that the world marks International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 8 March, it’s slightly deflating to see that just four days later the US will mark Equal Pay Day – the day of the year that represents how much extra time women must work to secure the same as a man earned in the previous year. 

It’s even more sobering to see that for Black American women, that day is 9 July. And for other minority groups, it comes even later.

Of course, pay disparity isn’t the only challenge facing women in the modern world of work. 

Women are also far less likely to be found in senior positions than men (CMI’s research found that there are more than half a million “missing” women managers in the UK). At least 40% of women have experienced harassment at work. Family responsibilities still fall disproportionately on women.

“Inspire Inclusion”

CMI’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO, shares a special message to honour International Women’s Day 2024.

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