This International Women’s Day, I’ve pledged to challenge the biases that affect all of us in the workplace — from my colleagues pursuing careers at ISS, to my daughter, who will be embarking on her own career path after she graduates from university this year. While much progress has been made since I started working, there’s still a long road ahead to achieving a truly gender-equal world.
At ISS, we’ve made our ambitions clear. In September 2021, I was proud to join our Group CEO, Jacob Aarup-Andersen, in signing the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. Locally, our UK & Ireland leadership team has already achieved gender parity, with a 50:50 mix of women and men. Together, my team and I are united in our commitment to provide career and development opportunities for women — and in return, tap into a rich pool of talent that will help our business succeed.
There’s a lot to look forward to in the months ahead — we’ve already welcomed some fantastic people to ISS who will help drive forward our diversity agenda, and build a culture where all our colleagues have the opportunity to learn, share and act to drive positive change.