On International Women’s Day, Stockport’s Liberal Democrats promise to ‘embrace equity’

In line with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, the Stockport Lib Dems are embracing equity.

Speaking ahead of International Women’s Day, Cllr Helen Foster-Grime, Cabinet Member with responsibility for equalities, said: “Equality means everyone should be treated the same way, regardless of need or any other individual difference. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day “Embracing Equity” on the other hand, means everyone should be supported with what they need to succeed recognising different needs, background, disabilities and circumstances. We need to break down the barriers and ensure all women who need extra support are given a helping hand.

“On International Women’s Day, Stockport Council are hosting a series of panel events with female leaders across the council to discuss their experiences and answer questions about what it’s like to be a female leader here. We’re keen to encourage everyone and are supporting the superb Stockport Women and Girls Network’s conference on Friday as part of the important week-long schedule of events.”

Cllr Wendy Meikle, Deputy Leader of the Council and of the Lib Dems at Stockport Town Hall, added: “It is imperative that we all promote equity by calling out gender stereotypes, challenging discrimination and bias, and working towards inclusion.

“Stockport Council benefits from having a strong group of female leaders among our senior management team as well as in senior positions among the elected members, and it is a great place for ambitious women to come and work. But there is always more we can and must do to ensure women are given opportunities to progress across all levels of the organisation.”

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