At EY, we focus on the idea of belonging – meaning we value each other’s differences and work to create an environment that allows each team member to bring their authentic self to the workplace. #SheBelongs is more than a hashtag for me, as it speaks to the core values of our organization. I know the stress of being a working mother. I know the stress of worrying about family members and trying to create a healthy and safe environment. I know how many colleagues – men and women – are struggling during this incredible time.
We will get to a place and time where the pandemic is controllable, our lives can resume some level of social activity, and we can travel again to see loved ones. Let’s make sure that’s accompanied by the ability of women to achieve their personal goals and professional aspirations. Let’s make sure we all find ways to become more equitable in our homes, our roles and our lives. Let’s make sure #SheBelongs.
Without gender equality, the world cannot recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in a sustainable and inclusive way. When we make sure #SheBelongs, we create a better world for all.