Celebrating International Women's Day 2018
07 Mar 2018
International Women’s Day 2018 (IWD) is on Thursday 08 March 2018. It is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
This year’s campaign theme is ‘#PressforProgress’ which, in a year that has seen various headlines, campaigns and initiatives in support of women’s rights, both in the workplace and beyond, is certainly fitting. 2018 has also been a very exciting time for us as a firm, where we continue to push initiatives that encourage female progression, and maintain an environment in which women feel they have a voice. In addition our women’s network, The Number One Club (TNOC), will this year celebrate its 10 year anniversary. More details of which will be shared later this year.
“I had the privilege of appraising two high performing female associates. They had both worked extremely well during the year, and achieved very good grades. After the appraisals, they both expressed some relief that it was over, and that it had “gone ok”. I expressed some surprise about this – they were both strong performers, surely they must have known they would be getting a good review? Their responses surprised me even more – both essentially said “Well no-one told me that I was doing well, so I assume I was doing badly.”