Creating an enabled world
Neelam Sandhu, VP of Business Ops & Strategic Accounts, BlackBerry
The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911. We have made a lot of progress since then in progressing women’s rights and gender equality. Women now have the right to vote in every state of the US, to be considered “persons” in the eyes of Canadian law, to drive in Saudi Arabia and to receive an inheritance in India, to name just a few examples.
We have a lot to celebrate, but also a lot still to address. Until women’s rights are not spoken about as distinct from human rights, there is work to be done. Work that is the responsibility of all genders and spans every part of the world.
Each of our impetuses for supporting gender equality may vary, and fortunately there are a variety of benefits to be had. Benefits that amplify and accelerate as more people get involved in supporting the mission. Whether your goal is your wellbeing, harmony in communities, economic growth, a safer society, a healthier population or business performance, it is in our shared interest to participate in the drive for gender equality.
At BlackBerry we promote and live by a culture that is fair, diverse and inclusive, to bring out the best work and character in people. As such, we have been able to build a bond with our employees and customers that extends beyond the immediate product to our brand values.
BlackBerry is committed to a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and we are pleased to support International Women’s Day.
How will you support #EachforEqual so that collectively we can create an enabled world?