Chamber Women

In March 2021, we celebrated International Women’s Day by launching a campaign which comprised of female leaders of various Chambers sharing their experience of, and advice on, how to succeed in the workplace.

Our most recent campaign celebrated and promoted International Day of the Girl Child 2021 on Monday 11 October. Find out more about how our Chamber Network marked the day and stay tuned for our next campaign!

International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on 11 October.

The main aims of the day are to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face. Launched in 2012 by the United Nations general assembly, amongst the issues focused on by the International Day of the Girl Child are education, equality, child marriage, access to services regarding puberty and sexual health and addressing issues around gender-based violence.

This year, our Chamber Network across the globe joined in the celebrations and to mark the day we asked a selection of female CEOs from across our UK and international Chamber Network "What do you wish you had known about the world of work when you were a teenager?”

Take a look below at some of their reflections:

​International Women's Day (IWD)

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International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 was 'Choose To Challenge'. See below how our Chamber Network marked the day in 2021 and stay tuned for International Women's Day on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

In conversation with Alison Rose - watch back our IWD webinar:

Reflections from our Chamber Network:

Some of the BCC team share their thoughts about the importance of International Women's Day. Take a look by clicking the images below:

Chamber Women

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Research conducted in March 2021 of our UK and international Chamber Network showed that:

  • Almost 50% of Chambers in our network have ‘Above 70%’ women on their team.
  • Just under 40% of Chamber CEOs/DGs in our network identify as female.

We are proud to support and collaborate with the WOW Foundation. Click here to find out more about their work.

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