International Women's Day 2023: #EmbraceEquity
We’re embracing gender equity and forging a path for the women of the future.
International Women’s Day is a time to raise awareness about discrimination, celebrate women’s achievements and take action to drive equity.
Embracing equity across our University community
Our diversity and global connections also place us in the unique position of being able to make a difference for women as we seek a world that is free of bias, stereotyping and discrimination, and is fair for all.Oyebanji Adewumi MBE / Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Oyebanji Adewumi MBE, the Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University, talks about her responsibility to embrace equity and how together we can make a difference:
“I will embrace equity as it’s not only my responsibility to do so, but, as a woman, I also need to take action to see a diverse world where difference is valued and celebrated.
“Gender equity is equity for all. How richer the world would be if there was gender equity.
“As a University community, over the years, our staff, students, alumni, and partners have done a lot to progress equity locally, across the region and beyond. Our diversity and global connections also place us in the unique position of being able to make a difference for women as we seek a world that is free of bias, stereotyping and discrimination and is fair for all.
"This can only be achieved if we collectively try to make a positive difference each day."
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