IWD is a global day of celebrating women and their social, economic, cultural and political successes. A special focus on this year’s campaign is to achieve gender balance. Gender balance when it comes to employment, government, media, sports, wealth and much more1.
The first IWD goes back to the year 1911, supported by over 1 million people from Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland2. Nowadays, people all around the globe are celebrating the IWD with various events. It is not restricted to a particular group or organization. Everyone can become active and make a positive difference for women worldwide.
We, the company Zeller, with our expertise and international portfolio do care about women`s health. From 145 employees at Zeller, 56% or 81 women work as scientists, managers and executives. Additionally, we co-finance sport events such as the women`s run in Bern, Switzerland, and support women’s shelters in Switzerland. Here women find protection, advice and temporary accommodation.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." (Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist)