March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a day when we highlight the continuing fight for female parity and equality not just in our societies, but around the world.
Here at Odyssea, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to helping unemployed, refugee, migrant and otherwise vulnerable women to achieve personal and financial independence and social integration through vocational training and employment. We fight for female parity in our employability practices, urging hiring companies to be inclusive and representative. Over the past three years we have made significant efforts to increase the proportion of women who come through our doors, increasing female representation on our courses by over 85% in the past year. Our goal for 2021 is to ensure that women make up at least 50% of our beneficiaries.
This year, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to women from our organisation who inspire us – beneficiaries, staff members and friends – to get their thoughts on what it means to be a woman in 2021.
Read the full transcripts of their interviews below and check out (and share!) our posts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn!