With every new year comes a new edition of International Women’s Day (IWD). The day of observance has existed for over a century, with earliest reports dating back to 1909. The event celebrates women’s achievements in all different spheres and whilst remarkable progress has been made, the road is still long. IWD therefore remains a call to action to speed up gender equity. Today in Europe, only 8% of the EU’s large listed company-CEOs are women, and women continue to earn an average of 36% less than their male counterparts.