The theme for this year’s IWD 2022 campaign theme is #BreakTheBias.
Have you ever felt that your workplace, community, school or college was biased towards you just because you are a woman?
Whether deliberate or unconscious, the bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, action is needed to level the playing field.
Imagine living in a world where differences are valued and celebrated. A world that is free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
As a credit union, M for Money can build a community with equality and free from bias by making sure that we support women financially so that they can:
- Regain control of their money and independence
- Give them the confidence to make sound decisions and express themselves in their professional and personal lives
Some of the ways we do this is by:
- Encouraging people to save money with one of our savings accounts.
- Offering child benefit loans for those who are struggling with the demanding child care costs
- Offering the Salary Saving Scheme where we offer an introductory loan of up to £3,000 for those who need to get a head start getting their finances back on track when they return to the workplace. Employees on this scheme will also be able to save as they earn so they will be able to put some money aside for a rainy day
- Providing financial education such as money-saving tips through our blog and newsletters
By being part of this movement and raising awareness about women’s equality, we can all #BreakTheBias.
What you can do
• cross your arms and strike the #BreakTheBias pose showing solidarity and support
• post across social media using the hashtags #BreakTheBias and #IWD2022
• like, repost, comment on the #BreakTheBias posts of others
About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 08 March. It’s an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements, remember their struggles and acknowledge how they have been an inspiration in leading movements globally. This event is celebrated in more than 70 countries worldwide.
For more information, visit the official International Women’s Day website.