Supporting Female Talent #ChooseToChallenge

Support your female talent pipeline and #ChooseToChallenge gender inequalities at a corporate level

Are you looking for a way to mark International Women’s Day for your company? (The theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge).

Do you need assistance or inspiration to support your company’s Inclusion and Diversity programme?

Do you see your female employees struggling to juggle work and home life during the pandemic?

Are you concerned about the impact of the pandemic on your female employees’ mental health and wellness?

The Rising Festival 2021 will support your employees with all this and more 

Taking place across 5 days, and incorporating a celebration for International Women’s Day, The Rising Festival aims to give women the tools and support to thrive in all aspects of their life.  It does this through: 

  • Small, intimate mentoring circles, focused on the most pressing issues of the moment for women – self-care for anxiety, how to maintain work-life balance, and maximising your support system. 
  • Gathering female leaders who are globally-renowned in their field, to put together an inspiring and challenging agenda of speakers. 
  • Offering a non-judgmental, fun and supportive learning environment, within a community willing its members on to succeed. 

How will it affect my bottom line?

Businesses that have higher numbers of women on their executive team – and a pipeline to grow into those roles in the future – can expect (from a survey by McKinsey):

  • increased profits
  • bolder and better decision-making
  • access to new markets

The future of your business’s success rests on its investment in Inclusion and Diversity right now.

Corporate bundles available 

To support your employees, you can buy a pass for all 5 days for the Festival for all interested members of your company.  Simply click HERE to find out more about our bundles and enter promo code: TRFGROUPBUNDLES 

 What will my employees get? 

 Employees can take a look at the programme and details about the speakers here.

Share your examples of best practice to be included in our report

You wouldn’t be reading this page if you didn’t already consider gender and equality issues as part of your everyday corporate approach.  We know there are some fantastic rockstar companies out there doing great things – fill out our survey and let us know what initiatives you have in place.

You can nominate an individual within your company who has done something outstanding in the field of Inclusion and Diversity.  Or you can let us know what your corporate practices are in this area.  Or both!

To coincide with International Women’s Day 2021, we’ll publish a report on best practice, name-checking the companies who are innovating, pushing boundaries and seeing success in gender equality initiatives.

Each survey will unlock a discount code for The Rising Festival, which can be used to purchase places for your female employees.



Background – why Inclusion and Diversity is more important this year than ever 

Women have been disproportionately affected by the restrictions caused by the pandemic.  There has been a huge rise in the number of women leaving the workforce since March 2020 and, although women are overwhelmingly represented in the sectors which have been hardest hit by the lockdown restrictions (hospitality and travel for example), the regressive employment statistics are not explained by this alone (in fact, studies show that only around a quarter of the job losses are attributable to this). 

Women are statistically more likely to take on the greatest burden of caring and domestic responsibilities within their homes, and with the prevalence of school closures around the globe, women are being asked to juggle childcare, home schooling and their careers, alongside existing domestic duties.  Women are dropping out of the workforce because of the stress caused by this juggling act. 

There is plenty of research which shows that having a diverse executive team leads to higher profits for companies, better and bolder decision-making, and new markets being opened up for business.

Without a strong pipeline of female talent, your company will be poorly placed to capitalise on the economic recovery that will come after COVID. 

Investing in your Inclusion and Diversity programme now will ensure that you can reap the rewards, both economically, and in terms of a workforce that feels supported and nurtured through this most challenging of times.  

If you’d like to find out more about these issues, check out our recent article on this topic.