Taking a Stand for Gender Equity and Equality

Choose to Challenge: International Women’s Day Reflections

Dirk Van de Put pledge

Monday, March 08, 2021

While women’s equality is important all year, International Women’s Day – recognized globally on March 8 – is a unique moment to come together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and take a stand for accelerating women’s equality. This year’s theme is ‘Choose to Challenge,’ inviting us all to make a personal commitment to call out gender bias and inequality to create a more inclusive world.

Dirk Van De Put, Mondelēz International CEO, shares reflections on the importance of gender equity and equality and the strong progress we’re making in advancing women in leadership to close our senior level gap to accelerate our performance. Our 2020 results have proven that even during extraordinary times, our commitment to support women in the workplace remains strong.

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