Celebrating International Women's Day and Our Efforts to Promote Gender Equality

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Celebrating International Women's Day and Our Efforts to Promote Gender Equality

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 3:30pm

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International Women’s Day, which is observed this Saturday, March 8, has been celebrated in the United States since 1909. Since that time, women have continually broken new ground in the technology fields – from Elsie Eaves becoming the first female member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1927, to Stephanie Kwolek inventing Kevlar® in 1965, to Susan Hockfield becoming the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004.

The celebration of International Women’s Day serves as a reminder that we must continuously strive towards full gender equity, particularly in the technology fields.

We are proud of our efforts to make opportunities at Symantec and within the technology sector as a whole more accessible to women. This is not just the right thing to do; it also ensures a broad pool of talent, contributes to a diversity of perspectives, and helps our business remain a world-class leader in our field.

Following are highlights of two initiatives demonstrating our commitment to gender equity and world-class performance.

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Gender Equality | International Women's Day | Social Impact & Volunteering | diversity

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