International Women's Day has long been celebrated and the promotional products industry joined the supporting messages all over the world. This year, the BPMA has launched its International Women’s Day Lunch to be held on 8th March in London as part of a series of diversity and inclusion measures for members.
Hosted at 30 Euston Square in London, the event boasted a networking drinks reception followed by a delicious three course lunch. Members heard from keynote speaker, Kathryn Jacob OBE, CEO of Pearl & Dean, on the role we play in making our industries diverse plus insights from the BPMA executive panel. Driving the conversation, the theme of International Women’s Day was #EmbraceEquity, focusing on the equity we all expect is not a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have to ensure we create a fair and equal world.
This was the first time the BPMA has celebrated the annual event and was supported by a panel of female members. It addressed a range of challenges from the lack of information about the diversity in our sector through to recruitment and careers in the industry, the panel set out a series of goals for the coming year.
Premer were proud to be gold sponsors of the event what was attended by Premier's MD, Ryan Askew and Emma-Jade Hodge.
Emma-Jade was quoted of saying:
“It was an amazing day, to be surrounded by such inspirational women and able to hear stories and the successes of how well our industry is doing in terms of inclusion was eye opening. Strides need to be made in every sector but to know the BPMA and the companies that attended are willing to open their minds and be receptive of such an important topic is incredible”