Your Move is pleased to support International Women’s Day and to be joining organisations from across the world in celebrating the achievements of women and in raising awareness of the importance of gender equality.
In celebration, colleagues within Your Move (as well as sister brands within the estate agency division of LSL Property Services plc, Your Move's parent company) have been invited to listen to round table sessions to hear about the personal career journeys of some of their female counterparts. The hope is that, by listening to others, they can contribute to creating a more inclusive world and fully support the ‘Choose to Challenge’ theme of this years’ special day.
Helen Buck, Executive Director for Estate Agency at LSL Property Services plc, commented:
“I’m pleased that we are supporting International Women’s Day as it’s so important to acknowledge and celebrate the huge contribution that women make to business and society as a whole, particularly now.
Global statistics show that many women have been disproportionally affected by the current crisis, with 1 in 4 considering downshifting or leaving the workforce as a result. We hope that our events will help raise awareness of this and encourage our colleagues to consider gender inequality and how they might challenge this.”
Louise Hudson, Marketing Director for LSL Estate Agency, who is taking part in the round table sessions, added:
“Our industry is perceived as quite male dominated and yet over 50% of the workforce at LSL are women. I think it is entirely fitting to take this day to stop and listen to what some of the women in our business have to say about their careers and experiences, made all the more inspiring knowing that we are doing this simultaneously with many others across the world who are also pausing to celebrate women’s contributions and achievements. If anyone who participates today – irrespective of gender – feels a sense of pride in what women contribute to our business, then we will have done a good job.”
As part of LSL’s commitment to the day, donations to the Princes Trust and Refuge, a UK charity which provides support to women and children who experience domestic violence, will be made.