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IWD 2022 | Inclusive Workplaces: The Key to A Sustainable Tomorrow


The UN Women theme for IWD 2022 is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. 

However, despite the proven connection between diverse and inclusive workplaces and business profitability and performance, the 2022 business world has still not leveled the gender equity playing field. Certain workplaces and work models are still not adapted to fit current standards for diverse women, who should be able to participate equally, confidently, and independently in their day-to-day. As employees all over the world are coming back to in-person offices, how can companies begin to create solutions for women, keeping an inclusive and open mindset of the diverse women in today’s society? 

In this fireside chat, three female leaders will discuss the growing importance of Inclusive Design. Why is inclusive design important? Where can we start? How will it help women be more productive in the long run of their careers?  

Our panelists from Equinix, DuPont, and Microsoft will answer these burning questions and will show us why inclusive design is needed to build a better workplace and most importantly, why it is the key to a more sustainable tomorrow.  

Our Speakers 

  • Yee May Leong, Equinix Managing Director 
  • Angielina Tay, DuPont Talent Business Partner 
  • Imane Jamal Eddine, Microsoft Country Head of Customer Success
  • Duncan Hewett, VMware Asia Pacific & Japan Strategic Advisor & Former-Senior Vice President & General Manager

What to expect 

  • Learn about the basics of inclusive design and why all organizations need to prioritize it 
  • Discover how inclusive design affects employee retention and employee morale 
  • Discuss the importance of companies' focus on their diverse employees and their situational needs (Women with physical disabilities, psychological disabilities, special needs) 
  • Discuss options for women such as female-friendly offices, breastfeeding rooms, ways to increase women’s safety, considerations for pregnant women in the office 
  • Learn about how we can be inclusive in our day-to-day life  

Half the Sky's mission is to supply the tools that can give every woman the ability to build a successful career and be fully prepared for the future of work. So, that they can lead a healthy, prosperous and more balanced/blended lifestyle of their choosing.  By building your confidence, you’re setting foundations to empower yourself and your career.  The world is your oyster, and it starts with you. 

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