International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8th to recognise the achievements of women, raise awareness about gender equality, and advocate for women's rights. The theme for International Women's Day 2023 is Equity.
So what is Equity? Equity refers to fairness and justice in the distribution of resources and opportunities. It involves recognising and addressing the systemic barriers that prevent individuals from accessing equal opportunities and resources. Achieving equity requires intentional efforts to address inequalities and prioritise the needs of those who have been historically marginalised and underrepresented.
The theme of Equity emphasises the need to create a world where all individuals, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, have equal access to opportunities and resources. It recognises that achieving gender equity is crucial for creating a fair and just society where everyone can thrive.
We're excited to announce that Famous Footwear is supporting Fitted For Work to support women, gender diverse and non-binary job-seekers in need. For three days 8/03 - 10/03, we'll be donating $1 for every pair of shoes purchased to this amazing charity. Fitted For Work provides the resources needed to enter or re-enter the workforce, including professional attire, career development support, and much more. We're proud to be supporting such a fantastic organisation, and we hope you'll join us in making a difference. So, if you're in the market for new shoes, why not shop with us during these three days and help us support Fitted For Work? Shop with us now or donate today.