Happy International Women’s Day (IWD) to all our customers, friends and team across the globe. The theme for this year’s IWD is #EmbraceEquity, which highlights the need for equity within society and reminds us why simply promoting ‘equal opportunities’ is no longer enough. Instead, we should each champion equity within our sphere of influence.
Equity often gets confused with equality, but the two differ in definition and message. Equality is when people are given the same set of resources or opportunities. In contrast, equity is when individual circumstances are recognised, and people are provided with the required resources and opportunities needed to achieve an equal outcome.
At Dimexon, we have known the importance of advocating for women since the beginning, especially in communities, such as those of rural India, where opportunities may be more limited. With a palpable desire to break down barriers for the women of his community, our founder Pankaj Mehta established Dimexon in 1966 with a long-term vision of ingraining women’s empowerment into the DNA of the business.
Today, Dimexon’s workforce is 85% female, and 67% of those have an average work tenure of more than 10 years. We believe it is our duty as a progressive, forward-thinking business to support women’s rights and dignity in the workplace. But we know that, no matter how far we have come, there are always advancements to be made. As part of our commitment to this, we recently became signatories of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a robust set of guidelines established by the UN to promote women’s rights within the workplace.
We will #EmbraceEquity now and always, and will continue our mission to champion women’s rights in whatever way we can.