This International Women’s Day, Promote an Equal Work Environment

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also marking a call to action to accelerate gender parity. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911 and is not specific to a country, group or organization, but rather belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BalanceforBetter– a year-long campaign designed to promote gender balance. As noted on, “Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.”

We take this moment to salute those working toward gender parity, including but not limited to the countless activists, advocates, human resources professionals, lawmakers and the many courageous individuals who have come forward to share their stories with the world over the past year. These stories created movements, which in turn inspired new legislation of which we all need to be mindful.

As numerous cities and states have enacted new laws regarding sexual harassment and discrimination training and policies, and even more legislation is being introduced this year, we partnered with AltaClaro to develop and offer online training programs as a way to promote gender balance in the workplace and provide our clients an efficient, engaging and effective way to comply with new legal obligations.

Our interactive online training program is led by attorneys and human resources professionals from our firm who have been at the center of the issue from the very beginning of this wave of change. The online training courses enable your company or organization to fulfill the legal requirements of sexual harassment prevention training under the laws of New York State, New York City, Connecticut and California, as discussed in greater detail on our trainings page.

Through our training program, you can actively promote #BalanceforBetter and establish a more equal working environment for everyone at your company.

To learn more about our training programs for your company, or if you seek assistance with a particular employment law or labor law matter, please contact Deena R. Merlen by email at or by calling our offices at 212-763-4160 (NY) or 203-653-4422 (CT).