March 9, 2020
AMA’s Women’s Leadership Center (WLC) is taking part in International Women’s Day 2020 throughout all of March by recognizing our own members’ achievements and by promoting ways to increase equality in the workplace.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women, according to internationalwomensday.com. The first IWD took place in 1911 and today it belongs to all groups; it is not country, group, or organization specific.
In 2020, IWD has six missions focusing on Women in Tech, Women and Sport, Women at Work, Women Entrepreneurs, Women’s Health, and Women Creatives.
The WLC will echo those missions by featuring women whose work is in one or more of those areas. Each week in March, a WLC member or an AMA employee will be named “Woman of the Week” and featured on wlc.amanet.org and on our social media pages.
“Women’s Leadership Center was built on these principles,” says Lauren McNally, director of the WLC. “We bring together women of all backgrounds in a supportive environment where they can learn from one another and build a network that will be meaningful for their career.”
The 2020 theme of IWD is “Each for Equal” (#eachforequal), which focuses on the individual responsibility everyone brings to the ongoing fight for equality. “Collectively,” the organization states, “we can each help to create a gender equal world.”
IWD further promotes that equality isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s a business issue, and that for economies and communities to thrive, they must have gender equality.
So WLC is also honoring IWD by making it easier for women to access AMA learning and to join the WLC.
During March, anyone who signs up for an AMA women’s seminar gets a free 1-year WLC membership, and, for 48 hours starting on March 8, they can also save $300 on any AMA women’s seminar.
“We are honored to be taking part in this rich, historical, and important tradition, and we are excited about our own new tradition, ‘Woman of the Week,’” says McNally. “Check wlc.amanet.org for our features about groundbreaking WLC members, starting in March.”
“IWD is an empowering time of year where we can celebrate and support each other,” she adds. “Everyone, men and women, should come together to learn, grow, and do great things for today’s and future generations.”