Embracing Equity: Why Equal Opportunities For Women Aren't Enough To Create A More Inclusive Future
Cisco News, March 7th, 2023
March 7, 2023,
Volume 300, Issue 2
March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD), which started with the first IWD gathering in 1911 and continues to this day in 'celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.'
This year's theme is 'embrace equity' because it is important to understand the difference between equity and equality.
According to the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, 'Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.'
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