International Women’s Day (IWD), marked annually on March 8, is a day that celebrates the achievements of women and girls around the world. The campaign theme this year is #EmbraceEquity, urging people to challenge gender stereotypes and seek out inclusion.
EMC strongly advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment as women’s participation in environmental decision-making is vital to advancing gender equality and environmental action. As such, EMC supports the growth of women in the environmental field by providing opportunities to lead projects, sharpen skills across different sectors, network, mentor, and acquire new skills through training and experience. This drive is reflected in EMC’s diverse team, where women make up over 60 percent of the workforce and 60 percent of the senior management team.
Women at EMC are experts in their fields, spanning different environmental, financial, administrative, communications, and creative specialities. On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate their contributions to Guyana’s environmental field.