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International Women's Day: A focus on Allyship

Published date: 2023/01

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This International Women’s Day, Harrington Starr and Schroders are partnering to bring you a lunchtime session of interactive panels and workshops that bring allyship to the fore.

For us, International Women’s Day isn’t only a chance to recognise women and to celebrate women; it’s our time to acknowledge that being a woman isn’t a singular experience. We want to celebrate the diverse array of experiences, alongside the challenges women face in the workplace on a daily basis.

We have chosen allyship as our theme as we believe the goal of inclusion involves everyone. We don’t want the burden of change to rest on the marginalised; and in this day of celebration we will encourage action for inclusive change in all workplaces, driven by everyone.

The days sessions will focus on: what makes an ally; how you can be an ally; why allies are so important; and crucially, why we believe inclusion includes everyone.

Allyship demands we acknowledge who we are, check our privilege, and put ourselves into the position of understanding someone else’s experience. It enables us to walk the talk for change, driving a tangible, positive difference for everyone across the industry.

That’s what our International Women’s Day Event will showcase, address and provide actionable insights into. Join us on Wednesday 8th March at Schroders London HQ (1 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU, United Kingdom), from 11AM to 2PM, and hear from the foremost industry thought leaders as they share how we can walk the talk for change, and better understand our role as an ally to one another. The full speaker line-up will be announced shortly. There will be a live recording of the award-winning podcast series, The DEI Discussions; followed by a complementary lunch and the chance to network with industry peers, and learn from indisputable changemakers.

You can register for your free ticket here.​