Throughout March, we’re tapping the insights of our teammates across the world to weigh in on the theme of this year’s Women’s History Month, #EmbraceEquity.
This week's topic: What does #EmbraceEquity mean to you?
Tracy Bennett, HR business partner
#EmbraceEquity means giving myself grace, feeling confident that I deserve a spot/voice at the table, and being comfortable with my authentic self. In addition, I believe managing against impartial treatment of women, while demonstrating advocacy, care, sensitivity and support of their journey is critical and should be embraced by all. I look forward to the day when we don’t just talk about it, but we do it, we see it, we embrace it.
Kim Weyker, manager, customer supply
Embracing equity helps drive unity and success for all. Equity is a required component as we work for equality. The first step is being aware that inequity exists and challenging ourselves to find ways to promote equity. Ensuring that there is pay equity and lobbying to close the gap is one way to help. As a woman, we need to put our energy into being a champion of each other! Embrace our differences, similarities, experiences and opinions. Ensure we are advocating (or clearing the way) for one another to have that seat at the table!
Terra Morgan, senior director, capital planning, packaging, controls & warehouse execution
Embracing equity means promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of society, including leadership positions, STEM fields, and other industries where women and marginalized groups have been historically underrepresented. By embracing equity, we can create a more just and equitable world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Alexandra Gibbs-Seymour, consumer and brand insights manager
For me, #EmbraceEquity is all about promoting fairness and inclusion. I believe it so important that we all take an active role in ensuring that everyone, regardless of gender, background or beliefs, has equal access to resources and opportunity. It’s by taking personal accountability, and educating ourselves and others on the principles of equity and the impact of systemic inequality, that we can all contribute to building a more just and equitable culture where everyone has the chance to thrive.