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.
While celebrating, we also remember 8th March is due to the struggle of women workers Cotton textile factory in 1857 in New York City.
On 8th March 1908, 50 years later, the women workers of a cotton spinning factory commemorating the memory of this day, organized a strike. The owner of the factory and his guards imprisoned these women workers to prevent solidarity of other workers and its spread to the whole factory. Fire broke out in the factory and only a small number of imprisoned women managed to escape 129 women workers were burnt in the fire. Many of the workers were Italian immigrants.
We mourn, we remember, we admire and we celebrate.
The picture above shows (from left):
Jill Morris CMG – HM Ambassador to Italy; BCCI Honorary President
Eleanor Sanders – HM Deputy Ambassador to Italy
Catriona Graham – HM Consul General and Director of Trade and Investment Italy, Department for International Trade; BCCI Honorary Vice President
Danielle Allen – HM Deputy Consul General and Deputy Director of Trade and Investment Italy, Department for International Trade
Victoria Rowlands – BCCI Vice President; Co-Chair, BCCI Tax & Legal Committee; Manager, Vistra Italy
Second row (from left):
Mariateresa Giussani – BCCI Councillor; BCCI National Delegate; CEO, LM School Uniforms
Paule Ansoleaga Abascal – BCCI Councillor; Co-Chair, BCCI Inclusive Finance; BCCI Sustainability Committee; Director, Rothschild & Co Asset Management Europe
Sharon Reilly – BCCI Councillor; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Reilly & Tesoro, Employment Law Firm
Donatella Cungi – Co-Chair, BCCI Diversity Committee; Partner, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci