International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year’s theme is #breakthebias and asks the world to call out instances of bias against women in the workplace, at school and at home.
If you are unsure if bias exists in your work, here are a few questions to ask:
- What is the gender pay gap?
- Is there gender balance in my job?
- Are there safe working environments and questions about women in leadership?
Bias not only puts women at a disadvantage, it can hold back their careers. Consideration must be given not only to how we encourage women to join industries, but how we ensure that they stay in them and thrive.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have a new podcast episode with entrepreneur Molly Fiander.
This week’s VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Molly Fiander, RVN and founder of MolyMed Supplies.
In this episode, Kathryn and Molly talk all about MolyMed Supplies, an online medical marketplace where you can create a shop to sell directly to your target market. Molly shares her journey in creating the business, where the idea came from in the wake of the pandemic, the steps she took to get to where she is now and what she would have done differently. They also discuss having a business mentor and how Molly achieves some of her work-life balance.
Listen to the episode here.