The local District Social Services Administration Board wants residents to help break the bias this International Women’s Day.
The board is asking everyone to be part of the change they want to see on March 8.
Imagine a gender-equal society, the board says, free of discrimination, bias, and stereotypes.
Tammy MacKenzie, the board’s Chief Administrative Officer says as one of the largest employers in the District, DSSAB values the contributions and aspirations of women and has a strong history of supporting women in leadership positions
“International Women’s Day should celebrate the diversity of women, and must be inclusive of all identities,” she says.
MacKenzie says the board actively seeks to employ people of all backgrounds, including women, people with disabilities, and those from Indigenous, racialized, BIPOC, and LGBTQ2S+ communities.
DSSAB officials say the board recognizes the progress that’s been made and the work still needed to break the bias. In your personal and professional life, the board asks you to challenge gender roles and take the time to honor a woman who doesn’t usually get recognition.