From Bias to Thriving: Women, Leadership and Better Wellbeing
Celebrating International Women’s Day – 5 March, 2020
Hosted by: Willis Towers Watson, London
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (MARCH 8) is celebrated in honour of working women. On March 5th this was celebrated by an event organised by Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W) and Personal Touch Fitness. Our thanks go to Willis Towers Watson who were our hosts for the evening. The event honoured those who have helped move us closer to reducing the gender equity gap whilst looking at the barriers yet to be addressed and bringing diverse voices together for better gender and diversity bridge building. Conversations addressed gender and diversity wellbeing. An amazing line-up of diverse speakers and panelists bought insightful and inspiring stories and examples of how they had promoted wellbeing and championed the faster closure of the gender equity gap. The evening inspired many participants who were there in person and or who joined via live streaming. A great show of strength. Everyone standing together to address pay equity, advocate healthcare equity and build leadership equity.
Global Wellbeing 4 Women recognised NEST – National Employment Savings Trust as being an incredible example of what they have achieved in just 2 years to progress gender balanced leadership in their organisation.
Lord Loomba CBE was recognised with an award for his tireless campaigning for Widow’s rights for over 20 years. His success includes establishing International Widows Day (June 23 each year). His inspirational talk shared his story and why he founded The Loomba Foundation.
True change starts with genuine and intentional collaboration. That’s why GW4W continue to push for company leaders, academics, advocates for women, and students to lend your voice and experiences to raising the bar for women’s mental wellness, promoting equity for women at work, and eliminating the gender-wage gap in London on International Women’s Day.
Why is this conversation important?
Very little funding goes specifically to women’s health research.
Proceeds from this event will be used for much needed health research and development of more strategic solutions to address this gap and to deliver resources to business and community leaders. Partners will be listed as a contributor to the research. Our next research project will be conducted in collaboration with SHINE, The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.