International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to stop and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year we reflected on some of the ways Scope Global recognises the incredible potential of women and contributes to gender equality in our region.
“Throughout my career, I’ve seen the importance of diversity and inclusion,” says Christine Molitor, CEO of Scope Global. “Ensuring women hold an equal role is essential for fair and sustainable outcomes, and for ensuring every person has the potential to reach their full capacity.”
Scope Global provides considerable opportunities for women, both at an organisational level and through the programs we manage for our clients. “Our workplace culture supports women at different stages of their careers and personal lives. Females account for 60% of our board members, more than 60% of our managers and 72% of all staff,” says Christine.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme, #BeBoldForChange, reflects the need for bold global action to accelerate gender parity.
“Through the programs we manage for our clients, such as Australian Volunteers for International Development, Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase II and Sri Lanka Skills for Inclusive Growth, we’re working towards achieving a more gender inclusive world. This includes supporting education opportunities, gender equality-focused assignments, and building women’s capacity to access tourism markets – just to name a few.”
The following examples demonstrate some of the ways these programs are supporting women’s empowerment in our region.