“All Things Being Equal”

As the Executive Director of “Courage in Action” a charity that supports women, Cindy Stradling is passionate about creating conditions where women thrive.  In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022 she shared her thoughts on how we can help to create gender equal world.

The IWD 2022 campaign theme: #BreakTheBias focused on gender equality.  This is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability

Women and Gender Equality Canada works to advance equality with respect to sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression through the inclusion of people of all genders, including women, in Canada’s economic, social, and political life.

What does it mean for women to have true equality?

Three things we can do to start to make change:

1. Call out sexism and harassment 

2. Reject the binary 

3. Teach girls their worth

Together, we can all break the bias - on International Women's Day (IWD) and beyond.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.

Are you in? Will you actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it?

Will you help break the bias