Balance for better

‘Balance for Better’ is this year’s International Women's Day theme.

The 2019 initiative is aimed at gender equality, a greater awareness of discrimination and a celebration of women's achievements.

Staff at Digicel PNG’s headquarters joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women's Day today, which coincided with the company’s Women In Leadership League third anniversary.

One of the women leaders within the organisation, Digicel PNG’s head of human resource, Helen Gegeyo, shared her thoughts on the theme: ‘Balance for Better’.

“How do we define a better future? For me as a mother, I have a son that I am raising, so whatever perception that we create now, that’s the future that we are creating,” stated Gegeyo.

“If we’re going to be vocal about ‘we need to see balance, we need to see more involvement of women’, it’s going to create a perception in my son, telling him that there’s no involvement of women in politics, in the workplace.”

Gegeyo then challenged those present on the perceptions they were creating for the future, stressing on the term ‘influence’.

She said it is about building perception and creating values, both within an organisation and at home.

“If we are together, we become a better future, we become a better team.”

Meantime, during the event, female staff were recognised for their contributions and outstanding efforts in helping to grow the organisation.

Carmella Gware