IWD – steps forward that need to be taken

Mar. 9 2023

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Celebrating the International Women’s Day is always an opportunity to stand still and think about how far we’ve come but also of what are the steps forward that need to be taken, in order to achieve the goal of a truly open and inclusive society. 

It is a collective duty but also the duty of each and everyone of us. 

The importance of embracing equity is indeed of vital importance. In Bureau Veritas we are proud that achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is in the heart of our Group’s Values and Priorities. It is not a statement – it is a commitment.  

Fair treatment is the safest path towards the society we all want to create. A society where everyone is given the opportunity to obtain their goals, explore their potentials and build their dreams. We’ve come far enough, but there is still a lot more that can and must be done. Let us all be a part of a better future.

Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President , M&O Division, SEEBA, Bureau Veritas
Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President , Marine & Offshore Division, South East Europe, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone, Bureau Veritas