Marked annually on 8 March, International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme of the 2023 campaign is #EmbraceEquity with the mission “to forge inclusive work cultures where women's careers thrive, and their achievements are celebrated.”
We have inspiring women at the heart of our leadership, including Leader Councillor Claire Vickers, Chairman Councillor Kate Rowbottom and Chief Executive Jane Eaton.
Internationally women continue to face disadvantage with unequal pay and fewer opportunities in the workplace. At Horsham District Council we are proud of our commitment to the principles of equality and diversity and have a great record in bucking gender pay gap trends. With excellent access to coaching and training we continue to encourage career progression including supporting 12 women to achieve professional or degree qualifications in the last 3 years.
We are fortunate to have so many fantastic women working across all our teams and are proud that every one of our workforce is supported to progress without limit.