Today is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, cultural and political achievements of women.

It’s also a time to encourage people and organisations to take steps towards a more gender equal world, something that’s over 200 years away according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report.

You can get involved by making one of these #PressforProgress pledges on the International Women’s day website and sharing it with others:


Join our women’s network – everyone’s welcome

One way to #PressforProgress at work is to join our women’s network, Aspire.

It’s an informal support system for colleagues and it holds regular events, networking and skills-based sessions, and also produces a quarterly newsletter.

All colleagues are welcome to join- it’s fully inclusive, and men are welcome too. To join email –

You can follow all the news from Aspire on Twitter – @aspire_co_op

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