As a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, International Women’s Day highlights how women continue to advance conversations and scientific discoveries and shatter glass ceilings everywhere.

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International Women’s Day also calls for the acceleration of gender parity.

At DEG, we #ChooseToChallenge gender stereotypes and call out gender bias and inequality. Our people are strategists, creatives, inventors, and innovators with a passion for meaningful progress.

Learn why in their own words.

DEG Project Manager Cathryn Moore with her daughter Lemon #choosetochallenge

Cathryn Moore

with daughter Lemon

Project Manager

“We #choosetochallenge so Lemon and all women have (an) equal opportunity to develop their careers, climb the ladder, and shatter glass ceilings.”

Brianna Graham

Senior Staff Accountant

“I #choosetochallenge because I come from a family filled with strong, proud women who have raised me to amplify the voices of other women who need to be heard. I also #choosetochallenge gender bias because I am raising a daughter (and a son) to be whatever they endeavor to be when they grow up, regardless of gender roles.”

DEG Managing Director of Service Delivery Craig Sizemore shares his #choosetochallenge commitment

Craig Sizemore

Managing Director of Service Delivery

“I believe that a good idea can come from anywhere. I want my daughters to grow up in a society where their thoughts and ideas are heard and respected without bias.”

Tug McTighe

Executive Creative Director

“I #choosetochallenge for my mom, my wife, my mother-in-law, my sisters-in-law, and for every kick-ass woman I have ever worked with. And there have been a LOT!”

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DEG Account Manager Arianna Suddreth shares her #choosetochallenge commitment

Arianna Suddreth

Account Manager

“I #choosetochallenge because if you’re not willing to accept that the system doesn’t work for everyone, you’re complicit in maintaining the status quo. I can’t stand by and quietly watch inequality in action. I want my family, friends, and children to know your voice is your greatest asset for change.”

Jordan Warren

Marketing Copywriter

“I #choosetochallenge because everyone—no matter their gender, race, socio-economic status, ability, or life experience—should be heard, paid equally, and given the opportunity to grow.”

DEG Sr. Director of Partnerships Cara Olson shares her #choosetochallenge commitment

Cara Olson

Sr. Director of Partnerships

“I #choosetochallenge: because being a mom doesn’t make you less capable, because only 38 of the fortune 500 CEOs are women, because about 80% of boards are comprised of men, because I—we—have a responsibility to lift other women up, and because we still have a long way to go.”

Neal Sharma

CEO
DEG CEO Neal Sharma shares his #choosetochallenge commitment
“I #choosetochallenge so that my two daughters never have to face the difficulties that many of my professional mentors and other strong women in my life have had to overcome. It should continue to seem staggeringly dumb to them—as well as girls and young women everywhere—that any person’s contribution of intellect, talent, leadership, and effort be diminished or marginalized simply on the predicate of their gender.”

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March 8 may be one of the most important days to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about gender equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, and fundraise for female-focused charities. But today isn’t the only day when all of this matters.

Every day, we should strive to listen to everyone and speak up when gender bias and inequality are present.

Learn more about International Women’s Day and the #choosetochallenge campaign on InternatiionalWomensDay.com.

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