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Rogers Partners Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day recognized across the world for celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and for reflecting on ways we can increase gender parity, and otherwise effect positive change for women in our society.

One of this year’s themes for International Women’s Day is Embrace Equity. Like equality, equity is an essential ingredient in a fair and just society. Both equality and equity promote fairness for all members of society, but in different ways. While equality requires that all individuals receive the same or equal treatment, equity requires that each individual receive treatment that is fair to their circumstances.

In the context of women’s rights and gender parity, equality, or ensuring that women have the same rights and opportunities as men, is extremely important. But by embracing equity, we can go further, and ensure that all individuals are provided with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to attain their highest possible levels of success and achievement, regardless of gender or any other individual differences.