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International Women’s Day

8 March is International Women’s Day. It is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but also an opportunity to highlight some of the challenges faced in trying to achieve gender equality, including in the workplace.

There are several issues that we take a look at. In our podcast with Rikke Falk Dambo, partner in our Danish firm, Norrbom Vinding, we talk about the debate currently raging over #metooalong with some interesting initiatives to encourage equality in a way that integrates parental and caring duties and embeds the idea from an early age that women can expect equal opportunities with men. 


We also have articles on a range of issues, including the representation of women on boards of directors and in the form of a world map, we look at the gender pay gap: the disparity in pay rates between men and women across the world. To highlight and address continued inequality, many governments worldwide have introduced obligations on employers to report on how men and women are paid in their organisations and the map shows what is happening on this front. We also take a look at the vexed issue of the sexual harassment and #metoo, with our chart highlighting legal definitions of what is meant.

Diversity in the Workplace