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March 8th is designated as International Women’s Day (#IWD2019), and this year’s campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter for women across the globe.

It is also a time to celebrate women’s achievements, whilst challenging unfair bias and encouraging a movement towards equality in all areas of their lives.

Employers can help achieve a #BalanceforBetter in our workplaces by considering and accommodating women’s different needs in terms of health, flexible working, and caring responsibilities, and some simple changes could have a positive impact on improving the wellbeing of women in all places of work.

Ann from @worksafeandwell was invited to contribute to a blog by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents on this subject-here is the link – https://www.rospa.com/lets-talk-about/2019/march-2019/women-leading-the-way-for-health-and-safety/

To support the #IWD2019 campaign, try looking at the host of events listed here or try reflecting on your own workplace and see what you can do to achieve a better balance there. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Take a look at your recruitment policies and current gender balance.
  2. Are your working arrangements flexible enough to accommodate caring and family responsibilities?
  3. Do you have fair and equal pay across all job types?

As always here at #worksafeandwell, we would love to hear your good news stories of how you are helping to achieve a #BalanceforBetter.

Please Get in touch and we will share your successes!