International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge – a call to action to accelerate gender parity around the world and one that can be meaningful for each and every one of us.
At Sim, it’s not just a one-day celebration, but a year-round initiative. We place great importance on helping to create a gender equal world, from cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusivity to supporting and celebrating the achievements and the collective advancement of women both in front of and behind the camera.
Our employees are our biggest asset and we work hard to foster a culture of inclusion and growth. We believe passionately that a diverse and inclusive company makes for a more innovative, creative and engaged team. We seek to attract team members from a diverse pool of talent and that’s a key driver behind our Diversity and Inclusion Committee. With representatives from across all locations, the Committee focuses on promoting education and exploring ways in which we can engage and partner with underserved communities. With the purpose of connecting people from different backgrounds, our Employee Resource Groups also provide programming and resources to amplify diverse voices, share stories, learn from one another and take action towards a more balanced future.
The pandemic has been a threat not only to our physical health, but also to progress towards gender diversity and inclusion. Increasing participation from women in film is vital to our success. We can all help create an inclusive world. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.
From challenge comes change, so let’s all #ChooseToChallenge.