International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
Research shows that women are well represented in health and long-term care professions (Kingsfund), with approximately the figure being 80% of women across the health and social care workforce.
This year’s International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity, focused on a number of missions to help forge a gender equal world. Celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key.
The Keeping Well BLMK Team share their reflections:
Imogen, Senior Comms and Engagement Officer says: "All women deserve to be celebrated! I believe it's important to positively represent women in any role, sector or business. Especially in health and social care environments lets celebrate the amazing women delivering care and compassion every day."
Women’s health self-help resources
We have a range of information and resources relating to issues that, in the main, affect women:
- Pregnancy and maternity wellbeing
- Menopause and perimenopause
- Maternity trauma and loss care service support