Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women’s Day [ IWD] has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years, the United Nations has held annual IWD conferences to coordinate international effors for women’s rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held thoroughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their acheivements. While there are many large scale initiatives, a rich and diverse fabric of activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, governement activites and networking events. Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events, and actively suporting external ones.
In Trinidad and Tobago, many initiatives will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Community Development and Gender Affairs, in collaboration with the Network of NGO’s, one such event, is an all day exhibition and concert at the Brian Lara Promenade on today. ANSA McAL has also launched an exciting drive in recognition of International Women’s Day, called the ‘ANSA McAL Terrific Twenty’, where twenty of the Group’s women will be identified via a rigourous pre-selection process that includes specific performance parameters including, Profesionalism, Performance Excellence, Customer Orientation, Living the Group’s Core Values, Teamwork, Volunteerism, Creativity and Innovation. The various subsidiary heads were invited to submitt nominees, utilising a pre-designed score sheet, and all nominees will be collated and reviewed for the final identification of the ‘ANSA McAL Terrific Twenty’. The selected twenty, would be presented with a beautifully desinged award, and further recognised at a luncheon in their honuor, and would also be featured in the Group’s upcoming business feature, titled ‘The Women of ANSA McAL’