As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, the theme of which is “Embrace Equity”, we would like to acknowledge and celebrate the advancements and contributions of women in the automotive, tech and energy sectors. Despite significant progress in recent years, there are still hurdles and challenges that need to be addressed to ensure equal opportunities for women in these industries.
Gender equality and equity is a critical issue that affects people of all genders and backgrounds, and it is only through collective efforts that we can make meaningful progress towards a more equal and just world. Whether it is through advocating for policies and programs that support gender equality, creating inclusive and safe work environments, or breaking down gender stereotypes and biases, we all have a role to play in embracing equity. Women in industry face challenges such as a lack of representation in senior positions, and limited access to training and professional development opportunities.
Breaking Industry Barriers
In the automotive, tech and energy sectors, women have made great strides in leadership positions and engineering roles. Companies are investing in initiatives to promote diversity and gender equality, and there has been an increase in the number of women in technical positions. However, there is still a long way to go in terms of achieving gender balance in the industry. Women still face systemic barriers, such as the gender pay gap, lack of mentorship and sponsorship, and a lack of opportunities for advancement.
However, IWD is also a time to celebrate and look at some of the amazing women breaking these systemic barriers. We’ve pulled together a list of our top 6 most inspiring female leaders and advocates for change.
These women, and many others, serve as inspiring examples of the contributions that women can make in male-dominated industries and the impact that they can have on shaping the future. As we celebrate International Women’s Day and embrace equity, it’s crucial that we continue to support and empower women in all sectors and create opportunities for them to lead and succeed.
There is still more to do!
We at EV8 Technologies are always striving to do better, both internally within our organisation but within the community as well. We would like to celebrate and honour the achievements and contributions of all women. Let’s embrace equity and work together to create a future where women have equal opportunities and are recognised for their invaluable contributions to these industries.
Find out more about International Women’s Day here.