Over 30 buildings lit up worldwide with the female symbol to honor International Women’s Day. Several offices from Canada, U.K., U.S. displayed the symbol to stand up for gender equality. Companies from different industries such as real estate, insurance along with financial services participated in the campaign to honor women with different style.
Some of the companies were projected by a red female symbol while others lit windows to depict the image. The Catalyst Skyline Takeover campaign encouraged buildings to project a red female symbol. The goal is to call on the business community to advance women’s role in the corporate world.
In 2016, 5.8 percent of all women in the U.S. participated in the labor force. Of the 17 million people working in management in the U.S. and only 39.2 percent were women in 2015. In the United States, women earned 83 cents to every dollar men earned in 2015.
Catalyst, a global non-profit, focuses on creating workplaces that “Work for Women”. Catalyst also pushing organizations to press for progress by acting to construct working environments that work for ladies, including adding more females to boards.