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Today is International Womens Day 2021 and there has never been a year in which it has been more important that we should consider women and how we support them globally.

This picture is Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka – United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

A brilliant communicator and compassionate thinker. Yesterday, she shared these statistics on Sky News and I felt it was very apt to share them.

Today I am delivering 3 speeches to companies about “Confidence, Courage, Resilience” and how I, as a women, had to grow these skills to build my career in business. I shall be highlighting these statistics too, from the interview on Sky.

“Globally, due to the pandemic, the work achieved to help women has taken us back decades” stated Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

  • Two-thirds of jobs lost are women. Tend to be lower end jobs not protected by contracts
  • Girls dropping out of schools
  • Even in the Covid task Forces across 87 countries, only 3.6% have women in the leadership teams, despite the amazing female scientists
  • 17% of mothers have had to give up their jobs
  • They are 9 times more likely to lose their job
  • Domestic Violence has increased by 40% in some countries
  • Preference in some countries for men to have the vaccinations ahead of women

Let’s take action together.

 

Photo source: United Nations

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