We have so many wonderful women who work so hard and tirelessly for the benefit of our community that when we began to think about this campaign – to showcase them - it was a real challenge to know where to start.
But we have to start somewhere. Welcome to the JLC campaign to support International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2018.
The theme of International Women’s Day this year is “press for progress”. As their website states, “with the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress […] International Women's Day is not country, group or organisation specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let's all Press for Progress.”
The JLC has asked a number of women in the Jewish community, all with varying leadership roles and responsibilities to tell us about the way they press for progress, a change they want to see, or how they contribute to their communities.
In the two weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, we will be profiling a number of Jewish women each day, culminating in a special edition of our newsletter collating the contributions of women in our community to the campaign.
You can sign up to receive the JLC newsletter here.
If you would like to take part in the JLC campaign supporting International Women’s Day by writing a short blog or recording a video, email [email protected] or call 020 7042 8692.