On March 8, Volkswagen Group of America celebrated International Women’s Day, a global observance honoring women’s achievements and calling for gender equality. This year’s theme, “Choose to Challenge,” acknowledges that genuine change always comes from challenging the status quo across social, economic, cultural and political spheres.
As part of this effort, VWGoA employees took the #ChooseToChallenge pledge, which asked “How will you commit to creating a more inclusive and equitable world for all genders — not just on International Women’s Day, but year-round?”
Our employees responded, offering commitments about how they will challenge gender disparity in the workplace and beyond. The responses, from scores of employees at every level, prompted courageous conversations across the brands, departments, and locations of the company.
We are proud to have a workforce that celebrates women’s achievements and demonstrates a commitment to raising awareness around biases and standing up for equality. These pledges remind us that we must choose to challenge gender disparities on International Women’s Day and every day.
Here are a few noteworthy pledges: