It’s that time of the year when my social media feed is painted more pink and red than any other color.
International Women’s Day is here and everywhere there are examples of women standing tall. India’s national airline, Air India, celebrated the power of women by flying the world’s longest, all-women-operated, and supported flight two days ahead of Women’s Day. In a similar attempt to empower women, Amazon recently announced the launch of its first-of-its-kind women-only delivery station in India – one both managed and run by women.
What started in 1908 in New York as a march of 15,000 women demanding shorter working hours, equal pay, and voting rights, International Women’s Day (IWD) is today celebrated worldwide as an event to mark the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
But for us at IRIS, every day is Women’s Day.
I have been with IRIS Business for 3 years and not a day goes by when I don’t see outstanding examples of women leading the way in the workplace. With over 45% of employees being women, IRIS recognizes the true value of a diverse workforce.
Every day I see my female colleagues bring their innate strengths to the office – adapting to tough client situations, being resourceful, taking and managing risks, networking, and lending an empathetic ear to their colleagues – it’s all in a day’s work for them. With women occupying senior roles like Head – of HR, Chief Marketing Officer, Director, and Product Head, I believe that IRIS is an organization that truly embodies the spirit of Women’s Day and appreciates what she brings to the table day after day.
I am proud to belong to such a diverse and inclusive workforce.
A woman is more than her achievements; her presence itself is a reason to celebrate. And here, we celebrate her every time we depend on her for the growth of the organization as well as what she brings to the culture of the workplace.
Since forever, womanhood has been celebrated in motherly love and sisterly care. Always considered an epitome of qualities such as kindness, love, and warmth, the so-called ‘weaker sex’ has transcended to become one that does not need to fall back on any societal crutches and instead can forge its path in an ever-changing world.
Today, I salute this spirit of women. I thank my female colleagues at IRIS for being who they are and for setting an example to everyone around.
Happy Women’s Day!