BeFlexi celebrates International Women’s Day
BeFlexi would like to wish all women a happy International Women’s Day!
This day, celebrated annually on 8th March, is a global day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political (Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/history.shtml).
Bruno Silva, Managing Director at BeFlexi, commented, “No matter how big or small a company you are, there are a few values and good business practices that we should defend from day one. Diversity, non-discrimination against age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender and a solid knowledge of your customer procedures are just a few examples. At BeFlexi we still have a long way to go, but I am proud of the multicultural and multinational team we have and the path we are taking. Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day.”
A short history
The first observance of the day was in 1909 in the USA when the Socialist Party of America declared it a day to honor the women who protested during the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York. Back then it was celebrated on 28th February.
Over the years it has remained a day to honor the movement for women’s rights and even became a mechanism for protesting World War I.
It was only in 1975 that the UN declared 8th March the official International Women’s Day.