AXA Business Services wins the IWD #BalanceforBetter Best Practice Competition for the second consecutive year
The International Women's Day (IWD) has recognised our initiatives to foster diversity and inclusion at workplace among the best practices for 2019 as part of their #BalanceforBetter Best Practice Competition. We had entered the competition under the category Best IWD #BalanceforBetter Videos, which received over 300 entries from organisations (both private and public sectors) across the world. AXA Business Services has been recognised as the winner along with 5 other organisations – Speaking Rights (UK), Camp America (UK/USA), Griffith Foods (Canada), IBM Systems Lab Services (Worldwide), and Audrey McGuckin (USA).
IWD is a global platform, supported by a worldwide consortium of organisations, committed to driving gender parity. It started over a century ago and every year it sees significant engagement worldwide to celebrate women's achievements and gender equality. A campaign theme is chosen every year to provide a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action through the year, and this year's theme was #BalanceforBetter. The forum also encourages organisations to share best practices based on the theme for the year.
This year, the theme was #BalanceForBetter and we had showcased our initiatives in the format of a video where the voice of our employees became testimonial to what we have achieved in D&I over the past year. The video was submitted along with a detailed case study on our practices as well as how we celebrated Women's Day 2019 at work. The video and case study have already been published on IWD website. It will also be promoted through their social media channels. This is a significant recognition of the D&I efforts at AXA Business Services and also gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our efforts in this segment to a large global audience.
Click here to read the case study and watch the video on the IWD website.