International Women’s Day
Managing Director, New York
Over the past 12 months women across the US and UK have begun to see the signposts of progress. The US saw its first female Vice President, the world finally saw two more black women appointed to the helms of Fortune 500 companies at Walgreens Boots and TIAA (a side note that we will be honoring the first black woman to run a Fortune 500 company this spring, Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox) and both the UK’s Ambassador to the US and to the UN are women, Dame Karen Pierce and Dame Barbara Woodward, respectively.
It is indeed evident the glass ceiling continues to slowly crumble. Perhaps what is not as evident are the sacrifices these women have had to make along the way or the agility required to navigate a male dominated space or maybe even the sheer will to persevere when all data pointed in a different direction.
So this week, in our countdown to International Women’s Day on March 8th, we plan to bring to light stories of women in our network who have overcome challenges and yet continue to break their own glass ceilings.
Please, join us. Share in the stories we will be posting here every day in lead up to March 8th and please also join us for our virtual program on March 8th featuring a line up of incredibly accomplished women who will share their stories, advice and plans for progress.
With thanks to all who have supported BAB’s DE&I series, The Stir, over the years. And with particular thanks to those companies who currently underwrite this series: ACCA, Broadridge, EY, Marsh, Vodafone, Tata Consultancy Services.