#BreakTheBias on International Women's Day and beyond


International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2022 is focused on #BreakTheBias, a theme that digs deep, in ways big and small, to help the world become more gender equal. We took time today in our studios to reflect on advancements already made, and to understand how all of us can continue working together to tackle some of the most pressing equality issues.

The Sydney studio joined the Australian Institute of Architects NSW presentation where Dr Kirsten Orr shared her insights into how we can empower all women in the industry at key points in their careers. In Melbourne, we joined the Growth Faculty’s IWD Lunch “How to Be an Inclusive Leader” delivered by Jennifer Brown, which addressed useful strategies for building workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected and heard.

Every day at Bates Smart we’re working to #BreakTheBias by changing the culture of our firm and our industry, and we have many staff leading the charge internally to shift our diversity and inclusivity for the better. We are committed to contributing to a future in which all women can enjoy safety, respect and equity. Together, we can all #BreakTheBias—on International Women’s Day and beyond!

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