Celebrating 2023 International Women’s Day
Wednesday 08 March 2023
On the occasion of 2023 International Women’s Day, we recognise this year’s global theme, #EmbraceEquity, by talking about the importance of creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all and celebrating the achievements of women everywhere now and going forward.
This International Women’s Day, UniCredit reconfirms its commitment to achieving gender balance and equity across the bank. To do this, we will unite our people behind one common Group-wide initiative, highlighting our female voices across the bank with the introduction and announcement of our first Group Female Campaign.
Through this campaign, we will amplify the uniqueness of UniCredit people across all markets, with distinctive stories and backgrounds, including in particular job positions that are not traditionally covered by women.
At UniCredit we remain strongly dedicated to building a diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment where all our colleagues feel empowered to be themselves and succeed. We continue to recognise and celebrate our differences every day, enabling each colleague access to the resources they need, providing support to those how need it more in order to take fair advantage of opportunities within our Bank.
UniCredit’s commitment "Towards the Zero Gender Gap", with defined objectives and framework, resulted in major progress to greater gender equality and a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Promoting gender parity across our organization, with female representation reaching:
of all Group employees
(as of Dec 2022)
of Group Executive Committee
(as of Mar 2023)
of Group Board of Directors
(as of Mar 2023)
Confirming our commitment to close the Gender Pay Gap.
Solely in 2022, UniCredit allocated circa EUR 30 million, achieving significant reduction of Non-Demographic GPG to 2,6% and exceeding the year-end target. We are also making great strides as we progress further towards our ambition to ensure equal pay for equal work, allocating ca. €100 million to achieve this goal by 2024.
Defining clear guidelines on Inclusive language, Inclusive recruitment and Gender transition, as well as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Global Policy and Policy against Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Anti - Retaliation.
Things to know about International Women’s Day
How did International Women's Day begin?
It all began in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote which led to establishment of the first National Women's Day in USA only year after. The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, but it was fully accepted by all countries in 1975 when the UN adopted a resolution proclaiming 8 March a Day for Women’s Rights.
Why the colour purple?
Officially, colours representing International Women’s Day are purple, green and white. However, purple is predominately connected to this day as signifies justice and dignity, while green symbolises hope and white represents purity, albeit a controversial concept.
Why is it important we continue to mark International Women's Day?
Even though a major progress is made in favour of gender balance and women’s right over the years, in many parts of the world women still experience humanitarian, social and economic hardships that do not allow them to progress in their lives. If we take in consideration this year’s theme, we easily see that there is still need for improvement even in more developed countries. Our common goal is to continue challenge gender stereotypes on all levels, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out equity and inclusion to make the difference starting from our workplace.
#EmbraceEquity every day
Be part of our continued progress to unlock the full potential of UniCredit people.