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At a Crossroads: How International Women’s Day 2022 can be a catalyst for change when we need it most

March 08, 2022


By Emma Woodhouse
Global Corporate Communications, CWT

The era-defining changes that have occurred over the course of a global pandemic will define the future of equality for women who have been disproportionately affected. A 2021 study of Women in the Workplace revealed that three major groups have experienced some of the biggest challenges: working mothers, women in senior management positions, and black women. 

Women make up 39 percent of global employment but account for 54 percent of overall job losses due in large part to the increased burden of unpaid care.

Yet the value of women in leadership is undisputed. Companies like CWT who have a female CEO and gender balance in leadership and across a multinational workforce are reported to perform better financially.

Emerging into the future, we have a choice to make. We are capable of regressing decades or ‘breaking the bias’ to benefit everyone. This is the subject of a new podcast episode featuring Belinda Hindmarsh, Chief Operating Officer of RoomIt by CWT and China, and John Pelant, Chief Technology Officer.

Drawing on their leadership of CWT’s women’s employee resource group, decades of combined experience in travel and tech, and leading a global multinational operating in over 140 countries, they talk about:

  • The role of business travel management in creating equal opportunities.
  • How to build an inclusive culture and inspire more women at an individual, organization and industry level.
  • The power of intentional listening and being an ally.
  • The pitfalls of proximity bias in remote and hybrid working environments.

Listen to the podcast.


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