Dunbia is marking this year’s International Women’s Day by hosting an Inspiring Women Competition, encouraging employees to share motivational quotes by women who inspired them. Dunbia are also encouraging team members to join this year’s campaign theme, ‘Choose to Challenge’ and will be making donations to several women’s charities who provide essential support services.
Gill Higgins, Head of Sustainability at Dunbia, said:
“Equality is embedded in Dunbia’s values and the business is a strategic partner of Meat Business Women, the female-led group that champions women in the global meat industry. Thanks to this partnership, women at Dunbia have access to a suite of career development tools, including networking and mentorship opportunities, developed specifically for and by women”.
In 2020, research by Meat Business Women revealed that women make up just 36% of the meat industry’s global workforce and hold just 5% of chief executive roles.
Meat Business Women chair Laura Ryan says:
“To ensure a vibrant, sustainable future for our industry, meat businesses need to create working environments in which women can thrive. As a strategic partner of Meat Business Women, Dunbia is already committed to attracting and retaining female talent year-round and we are delighted that they have chosen to inspire others as part their International Women’s Day celebrations”
International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March 2021. This year’s theme is ‘choose to challenge’ – aimed at encouraging everybody to speak out against inequality and do their bit to create a more inclusive world.
Meat Business Women will be marking International Women’s Day across its social channels by amplifying IWD’s ‘choose to challenge’ campaign and encouraging its partners and global community to spotlight women in the meat industry and celebrate their achievements.
Meat Business Women works in partnership with meat businesses to remove the barriers that stop women from reaching their full professional potential. It does this by focusing on five key areas: changing perceptions of the sector; moving inclusion up the agenda; tackling the broken career ladder; strengthening networks and creating visible role models; and gender-proofing working practices and patterns.
To learn more about Meat Business Women, click here.