​This year, we’ve come together to support International Women’s Day 2019. With the theme #BalanceforBetter being something we care dearly about, we had to get involved.

#IWD2019 Say - The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage.

Aspire celebrates female achievers in the business across all our international offices and asks them what balance at workplace mean for them. Here’s what they said:


#BalanceForBetter means removing unconscious biases and ensuring change happen, by bringing new perspectives and changing mindsets.


To me, balance means being able to be a top-performing manager, grow professionally yet still be the best mother I can be. Aspire helps me to balance this and excel.


Balance means having a fantastic career with the flexibility to spend time with my daughter whenever I want!


Balanced at work to me means being balanced with both my work life and social life, having treats one day and fruit the next, and having managers who constantly build you up but can also keep you in line!


All voices being heard’


If you enjoy what you do, coming to work and balancing your life outside the office is so much simpler.


Balance at work means the opportunity to thrive, push yourself to the limits knowing nothing stands in your way!


Being confident in yourself to put the skills you have into the best use. Feeling happy and supported at work by your colleagues. To be yourself and know that enough in work and in your life outside of work.

Here at Aspire, we acknowledge that balance is for the better, be it man or woman.

Head of Marketing, Archana Dhankar goes on to say, “For generations, the corporate world has largely adopted a male definition of leadership. Women can be just as ambitious and career driven as men, but they tend to have a different perspective on life. We know that people's early gender perceptions create unconscious biases. To succeed in developing a more diverse and gender-balanced workforce, businesses leaders must be prepared to stand up to their executive committees, driving commitment and ensuring change happen, by bringing new perspectives and changing mindsets”.

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed supporting International Women’s Day and hope this campaign provokes thought for all businesses to ensure they are unbiased, not just on International Women’s Day, but every day.