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March 4, 2024

Dayforce is observing International Women's Day – Here's how you can too

Celebrate International Women’s Day with our team at Dayforce and millions of others worldwide. Explore how to join the conversation on March 8 and beyond.

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We live in a world full of bias, and one in which differences that should be celebrated are used as the basis for discrimination. Every country can improve their commitment to equity and inclusion, and all of them can improve the fairness, freedom, and opportunities they offer their diverse populations. Gender equity must be a priority.

Across the globe, women face the threat of violence, workplace exclusion and discrimination, barriers to education, inadequate health care, and pressure to contribute and conform to unfair expectations. At Dayforce, we are committed to helping to #InspireInclusion. To recognize women's unique perspectives and history, our Dayforce employee resrouce groups (ERGs) are coming together to highlight issues facing women and empower employees to inspire inclusion.

International Women’s Day 2024 at Dayforce

Whether we like to admit it or not, unconscious bias affects the dynamics of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. These implicit biases can directly impact our ability to remain equitable to all.

Some examples of unconscious bias include women being routinely left out of meetings, overlooked for promotions, or paid significantly less than male co-workers of similar qualifications and duties. When left unchecked, each of these realities can quickly turn into pernicious policies, procedures, and cultures.

To overcome unconscious bias, we first have to be aware of it — and that starts with education. Here at Dayforce, we offered training sessions on topics related to International Women’s Day (IWD) like “Appreciating Diversity: Celebrating Women’s History Month in America.” Our goal in these trainings is to educate and raise awareness around the issues, history, and story of women in both domestic and international settings.

Our internal training to promote women’s history and our ERG events are just a few of the ways we're working to #InspireInclusion.

Dayforce ERGs promoting gender inclusion in the workplace

In celebration and honor of International Women’s Day 2024, two of our employee resource groups are hosting events and sharing information that address their unique intersectionality. Here are a few of the goings-on at Dayforce this March:

  • Dayforce Empower, our ERG for women employees and allies, is hosting an IWD celebration to inspire inclusion through connection. 
  • Dayforce Rise, our ERG for Black employees and allies, is hosting an IWD trivia hour, bringing a mix of friendly competition and celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. 
  • Our Dayforce University, School of DEI is hosting an employee webinar called "Creating Your Authentic Brand" to help improve internal mobility specifically for women and members of under-represented minority communities.

“When we continue to learn, we continue to grow and open ourselves up to new experiences. Suddenly, our comfort zones have grown,” says Donnebra McClendon, Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dayforce. “I’m proud of the efforts our employee resource groups have put in to show the issues impacting women across the globe. These lenses are an important way to overcome bias on multiple levels.”

Ways you can observe International Women’s Day

Our teams at Dayforce are busy with educational and conversational efforts to #InspireInclusion and raise awareness for the variety of issues affecting women globally. And you can be, too.

Encourage IWD activities at your workplace

Encourage International Women’s Day dialogue with co-workers and share information about the issues affecting women in your industry. Education is one of the easiest diversity and inclusion best practices to implement, so begin the journey toward equity in the workplace by simply sparking a conversation.

Educate yourself with IWD resources

International Women’s Day is all about shedding light on previously overlooked issues facing women in companies, countries, and cultures worldwide. Engage with the litany of resources, videos, and activities online at the official International Women’s Day website.

Host a Women’s History book club

We celebrate International Women’s Day in March which is also Women’s History Month in the U.S. While not every country may recognize this month-long celebration, it is a great opportunity to engage with women’s history no matter where you live. Consider picking up a book that chronicles crucial eras of women’s history and read it throughout the month. You can take it a step further and organize a book club with a handful of friends or co-workers so you can read together and discuss ways you can embrace equity.

Join the conversation online

Social media is an excellent place to share your support for International Woman’s Day. Join people all over the world in the pledge against implicit bias. All our Dayforce ERGs invite you to show your support by posting the #InspireInclusion pose to social media on March 8.

This blog was updated on March 4, 2024. It was originally published on March 8, 2022.

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