Celebrating International Women’s Day – Awareness and Action 

Raising international awareness is so important but you can also take personal action.  Here are four things you can do today:

1. Narrow the pay gap
If you are a leader or a manager,  review the salaries of your team and make sure that there are no pay gaps between sexes. It’s not easy, but it is possible. If you can’t do it straight away, you can plan it straight away and deliver it ASAP. 

2. Create equity not just equality
Equality is giving everyone the same thing, equity is giving people different things to ensure they get same chances and opportunities.  So if you are a leader or a manager, you can ensure that you have flexible working hours for your female or male staff who are the main care-givers in their family. You will have a happier and healthier as well as more productive team. 

3. Be a positive advocate for change 
Whatever, your position in an organisation you can be positive advocate for change. Find out what other firms are doing, share the best practice. Look for ways to help your manager make the changes that you need happen. Be creative, be brave, be adamant.

4. Challenge behaviors
Whatever your gender, If you come across behaviors, attitudes, processes, environments that don’t support equity then challenge them.  Change takes time, millions of small steps, interspersed with some periods of rapid advancement.  But every time you challenge the thinking can be one of those small steps.

You can read the full article on PharmaBoardRoom here.

Nathalie Moll

Nathalie Moll joined the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) as Director...
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