#ChoosetoChallenge – International Women’s Day 2021

#ChoosetoChallenge is the theme of this years International Women’s Day. At a time when we have experienced so much challenge already over the past year, do we have the appetite for more challenge? Of course, to this, the answer has to be a resounding ‘yes’. To call out bias, to challenge gender stereotypes, to maintain an attitude of positivity and inclusion seem even more important right now. And yet when many of us feel a little battle-weary and exhausted from the events of the last years pandemic,  finding the energy and commitment for these very necessary and admirable sentiments means digging deep.

How to do this?

My sense is to link arms with those close to us – our families, friends, colleagues, friends, communities and networks, to find ways to make the small, incremental yet ultimately powerful changes, whose cascade effect can – and will – contribute to big and powerful change.

In my case, one of the best ways of doing this is alongside the brilliant women who are members of the Indirect Tax Women’s Networking Group. We are but one of many such communities and networks who work together to provide support, a sense of belonging, a network of like-minded women who in their own ways are all working,  every day,  to #ChoosetoChallenge.

I applaud all of these brilliant women – and men – who support this initiative and all the others like this, all over the world. Together we can #ChoosetoChallenge and through this, continue to make the workplace an inclusive and bias free environment.

If you would like to find out more about the Indirect Tax Women’s Networking Group, please get in touch with BLT or Liz Watt.


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