International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Each year on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. The occasion is marked annually in the City of London where the opportunity is used to acknowledge women’s success and contribution to the workplace and to society. The event is sponsored and all monies raised are donated to the national charity Refuge. Refuge was set up 40 years ago to help women and children involved in domestic violence providing a network of safe houses offering emergency accommodation for women and children when they are most in need.
This year CIS Security sponsored a table at the event which took place on Friday 7th March at The Guildhall, London. The Chair was Fiona Bruce television presenter and long standing supporter of Refuge. She was joined by Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE Lord Mayor of the City of London, Commandant Kim McCutcheon Commanding Officer of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Angela Morrison CIO Direct Line Group and Alison Parker Group Chief procurement Officer at HSBC.