Today marks the 111th time the world comes together to celebrate Women for a day. Let's be honest, women deserve to be honored and recognized 365 days a year, but it doesn't hurt to focus one day on embracing them for all their hardships & accomplishments.
The overall amazing thing that has come from feminist movements is FREEDOM. Women have the freedom to vote, have ownership, and the most prolific in the last decade, leadership.
Speaking of women leadership, it comes to no surprise that Aukazi, a job marketplace mobile app, is woman-led! Our founder Lana Khoury, is a leading & empowering woman who created Aukazi and is continuously working hard to expand it.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 set forth by the United Nations is ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’.
Aukazi is striving for a Sustainable Tomorrow by providing employers with a means to hire on the basis of skill and performance. All employers on the app are using a discrimination-free process in finding labourers. We are so proud of the vast diversity present within its community of workers.
Did you know...
The Industrial Revolution changed the work situation for both men and women. The role of women in the family slowly began to change and women started working in factories & warehouses. (Britannica- History of the Organization of Work)
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th because Clara Zetkin, the German socialist champion of women's and workers' rights, proposed to celebrate women internationally on March 8th every year, in memory of those who struggled and fought.
While the wage gap between men and women has decreased over the last 20 years, it still remains approx 11% below that of men. (Catalyst- Women in the Workforce Canada)
During Covid-19, more women (7%) lost their jobs than men (4%) in Canada. (Just the Facts- International Womens Day 2021- Stats Canada)
Let's talk about gender equality today (and everyday) and let's work on providing women with the opportunity to grow in the workforce. Check out this article from McKinsey & Company that offers employers with propositions on how to handle this topic.
If you wish to find out more about Aukazi, learn more about what we do!