Celebrating International Women’s Day

Thursday 8th March, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day, a day across the world which commemorates the movement for women’s rights and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is an opportunity for both women and men everywhere to champion inclusivity and gender parity.

As a business we believe that gender diversity is really important, not only because it leads to better decision-making and collaboration but also to a more diverse and inclusive culture. We believe in treating people with respect, giving everyone an equal opportunity to get on. For us, “Every Little Helps” is much more than just a slogan. It’s what we all work towards every day.

We are proud at Tesco Ireland to have a gender balanced Board of Directors with four men and four women, and that the Tesco team across our business is 50:50 male and female too.

To celebrate some of the fantastic women in our stores, we surprised them earlier, letting them know how much they mean to their teams and colleagues. Please take some time to watch their reactions by clicking on any of the images below. Later today we’ll be sharing these across our social platforms too.

We are proud to work in a business that supports gender inclusivity, a key part of what makes Tesco such a great place to work.To mark today, we’re launching the everywomen Network, an online personal development tool through which women can network and support each other to achieve fulfilling, rewarding careers. To become a member for free, simply log on to www.everywoman.com/TescoPLC, create a new account and get going.

Have a great day!

Christine, Geraldine, Sarah and Sheila