International Women's Day in Pictures

We look back at how some organisations marked this year's International Women's Day.

March 8 has come and gone, but the push for gender equality and diversity in the workplace remains. HRM Magazine Asia takes a look at how companies around Singapore, and the world, have marked the occasion.

In celebration of International Women’s Day today, Emirates gave centre stage to its female employees through a special video documenting the breadth and diversity of the operational and technical roles performed by women in the airline.
Featuring an all-woman team, the video shows how the female employees worked on all ‘above wing’ and ‘below wing’ activities in the lead up to the operation of flight EK225 from Dubai to San Francisco. In total, a team of over 75 women from more than 25 nationalities worked on the flight.
Check out the video below:

Microsoft has launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign in partnership with public and private partners across Asia. Held in Microsoft’s offices and schools, the campaign aims to encourage young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).


Diageo, the company behind Guinness and Johnnie Walker, held a #PressforProgress event in conjunction with International Women’s Day at its Singapore office on One George Street.  The event was fronted by fronted by Sam Fischer, Diageo’s President of Asia and Greater China, along with other women leaders from Diageo and Lean In. 

The company also put together a series of short films celebrating the women that make up its business, such as this one below, featuring Louise Prashad, Global Talent Director:


To mark International Women’s Day, PwC shared a new report which looks at women in Singapore, their career development experiences and aspirations, and what organisations need to do to propel this forward.
Check out Staying Ahead of the Pack: What She Said here: PDF icon IWD Interactive Report_FA.pdf

OCBC Singapore hosted a round of talks and panel discussions featuring guest speakers such as actress Belinda Lee and Paralympic medallist Theresa Goh. If you missed out, no worries - they've got another session lined up for March 20. More details on that here


Once again, Mastercard has released its Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Covering 57 markets, representing almost 80% percent of the world’s female labour force, the report analyses how these markets differ in terms of the level of Women’s Advancement Outcomes, Knowledge Assets & Financial Access and Supporting Entrepreneurial Factors. 

Check out the full report here.


If you have any photos you'd like to share of your organisation's International Women's Day activities, please send them over to yamini [dot] chinnuswamy [at] hrmasia [dot] com [dot] sg ! 

Check out the rest of our International Women's Day 2018 coverage here!

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