Embracing Equity on International Women's Day
- March 08, 2023
On March 1st, 2023, Mersaco proudly hosted an inspiring event at Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace to celebrate International Women's Day. Under the theme #EmbracingEquity, the event emphasized the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as fundamental values in Lebanese society.
The dialogue was a resounding success, serving as a tribute to the incredible achievements of women across the world and highlighting the need for gender equality and inclusivity. The event was led by the journalist Petra Abou Haidar, who expertly highlighted the unique challenges faced by women in both the workplace and society, particularly in Arab communities.
Abou Haidar's insightful commentary helped shed light on the pressing issues faced by women in today's world and encouraged attendees to take action and advocate for change. The keynote speaker, Dr. Halime El Kaakour, deputy in the Lebanese parliament shared her remarkable story as a successful academic professor and political leader, encouraging Mersaco women to join in and speak '' Every working woman has a story to share. We've all grown in different ways and experienced highs and lows.'' She also pointed out that ''Equality is very important but there's also equity, and both are essential human and women rights.''
In addition to Dr. El Kaakour's keynote, several women from Mersaco also took the stage to share deeply personal stories about their daily lives as mothers, sisters, wives, and more. These inspiring stories highlighted the resilience and determination of women and served as a powerful reminder of the importance of supporting and empowering women in all aspects of life. Attendees were encouraged to embrace these values wholeheartedly, recognizing their crucial role in building a more just and equitable world for all.
In conclusion, Mersaco's International Women's Day event was a powerful celebration of women's achievements, a call to action for gender equality and equity in the workplace and in general, and an inspiring reminder of the incredible power of women to create positive change in the world.