Jane Walker, the up-turned McDonalds sign and Mrs Monopoly have had their 24 hours in the limelight. But as the glitter, pink packaging and reversed gender gimmicks are put away for another year, I find myself thinking did anyone benefit except those companies exploiting women by telling them it's their day to treat themselves?
Of course, it's imperative that we strive for gender equality and it's frustrating stats (like it will take more than 200 years to achieve gender-equal pay according to research from the World Economic Forum.)
So instead of posting this on Intentional Women's Day like I was originally going to, I'm doing it today, a Monday like any other. Because this post isn't reserved for one day a year. The women that we work with at Passle should be recognised every day for the brilliant work they do and the great thought leadership that they create.
So here are a few shout outs from Passle (these are by no means the only women of note, but I would be here all day!). Take a look at these insights from across our expanding network:
Emma Dutton, Co-Founder at Applied Influence Group - Preparing for a CEO shake up
Nicola Gooch, Senior Associate at Irwin Mitchell - Monday Morning News Flash: MHCLG Announce extended Agricultural to Residential PD Rights to come into effect on 6 April
Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer at NHS Horizons - Change begins with me: module one of The School for Change Agents
Bonella Ramsay, Partner at DLA Piper - Northern Powerhouse going global
Rachael Heenan, Senior Partner at Capsticks - International Women’s Day 2018 - Press for progress and hosing sausages
Caoilfhionn Gallagher, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers - Citizens’ rights, post-Brexit
Jeanette Makings, Head of Financial Education at Close Brothers Asset Management - Millennials myths busted
Rhiannon Kinghall Were, Head of Tax Policy at Macfarlanes LLP - Spring Statement: what to expect
We look forward to welcoming more inspiring and trail blazing thought leaders into the Passle family!