International Women’s Day
8 March is celebrated as International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the achievements of women throughout history and around the world, and a day for women from all backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women's rights.
The 2023 International Women’s Day theme is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality, which addresses the disparity that exists for women in digital spaces and skills. Despite progress, many women today face a disadvantage when it comes to participating in online and digital spaces.
“In many nations, women are still fighting for educational attainment and economic citizenship. Women and girls in rural areas around the world are more likely (relative to men) to lack access to technology, cell phones, and the internet. This digital divide suppresses women’s voices, and it disadvantages them as they try to participate in politics, the formal economy, and other parts of society. Career opportunities are really tied to social capital, technological access, and educational resources that are not available to all women.”
—Allison Elias, AOM Subject Matter Expert and Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
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