On International Women’s Day, we stand for equality
Progress is still needed in the fight for equal rights
We feel passionately about helping women succeed in the workplace. Maybe that’s because we’re a bunch of women in a workplace! Women make up 100 per cent of our workforce and 100 per cent of our customers as well.
That’s why we’re offering 10 per cent off everything on International Women’s Day — Sunday, March 8 — as well as the day prior, Saturday, March 7. We hope this makes it a little easier for women to dress for success in 2020.
International Women's Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women's achievements throughout history, and as a call to action to support gender equality. The tradition began in the early 20th century, emerging from socialist labour movements in North America and Europe, and reflecting a growing movement for women to participate equally in society.
The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, where women called for the right to vote, hold public office, and the right to do paid work.
Despite progress since then, more change is needed. Women and girls continue to be undervalued. They are paid less, have fewer opportunities, and are more likely to experience violence and harassment at work.
It’s clear that a call to action is needed if the wage gap is to be closed in Canada. On average, full-time working women earn an average of 75 cents for every dollar earned by men. The gap is even bigger for racialized women and disabled women. For example, South Asian women in Canada earn only about 68 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. And people with disabilities earn only 58 cents for every dollar earned by able bodied workers.
You can learn more about the current obstacles to women’s equality at work on the website for International Women’s Day.
We believe everyone can play a role in creating gender parity. At Resonance, helping women clothe themselves in practical, beautiful and durable clothing that works for their busy lives is the best way we know how to do that.
Drop by Resonance on March 7 and 8 for 10 per cent off everything.
On line purchases will have an automatic discount applied from 7am Saturday March 7th until 11:59pm on Sunday March 8th.