International Women's Day is a global day marked annually on March 8th to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality.
The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let's all #ChooseToChallenge.
For International Women's Day celebration at Pensees this year, we have the following activities tied up:
1. Pensees virtual celebration for all on 8 March 2021
We started off with some of our female colleagues sharing valuable insights on how they feel about working in the technology industry. Following which, we organized a virtual patent award ceremony and newcomers’ welcome ceremony. Lastly, we also took this opportunity to celebrate the birthdays of our March babies.
In honor of International Women’s Day, all of us at Pensees made a pledge to forge gender equality at our workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone is supported and respected.
2. A virtual talk on 'Breast Cancer Awareness' on 10 March 2021 for Pensees staff, with
Breast Cancer Foundation's Introduction – Statistics, Early Detection and Support Services
Survivor Sharing – Personal Experiences
Pensees is part of the 'Women in Tech' initiative driven by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and we have also come up with 3 action pledges to support the 'Women in Tech' movement. This includes the formation of our Pensees’ ‘Women in Tech’ Committee to plan all year round activities, organizing internal women-related health and well-being talks to strengthen the awareness of female vulnerable diseases, as well as raising the profile of ‘Women in Tech’ at Pensees through bringing the best female talent into our workforce to further drive the research and development of AI.
SG Women in Tech (SGWIT) is an initiative by the IMDA in partnership with the technology industry and community. It aims to attract and develop girls and women for the exciting and dynamic Information and Communications Technology sector in Singapore. SGWIT believes in the value of a diverse workforce, the importance of role models for inspiring interest in technology, and partnerships for a supportive ecosystem for women in technology. For more information, visit www.sgwomenintech.sg.
At Pensees, we build a culture that embraces gender diversity, where individuals are respected and supported. In a world where women continue to be underrepresented, Pensees has been focused on building an inclusive workforce that provides for equal opportunities and growth. To drive the representation of women in technology, we reaffirm our commitment to raising diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) amongst our employees and the young. We are also proud of our robust female leadership and development opportunities for women.