08 March 2021

Carey Olsen supports International Women's Day 2021

Carey Olsen is proud to support International Women's Day (IWD) 2021 - a global campaign that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This year's IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which aims to highlight how we are all responsible for calling out gender bias and inequality, for celebrating women's achievements and, collectively, helping to create a more inclusive world.

Catalyst and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) continue as Charities of Choice for IWD in 2021, with Carey Olsen delighted to be making a donation to both charities to further support their missions.

Catalyst works with some of the world's most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, the global non-profit organisation drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership – because progress for women is progress for everyone.

As the umbrella organisation for girl guides and girl scouts in 150 countries, WAGGGS gives them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, speak out on issues that are important to them and make changes in their communities and countries.

Carey Olsen is also implementing its own initiatives in recognition of this year's celebration. For example, the group's Cayman Islands office, with no social distancing restrictions in place, is hosting high school students from the 100 Women in Finance mentorship programme for an afternoon of activities with women from across the business to learn about a career in the legal and financial services sectors.

Bernadette Carey, partner and head of Carey Olsen's trusts and private wealth practice in the Cayman Islands, said: "In celebration of International Women's Day, we are very proud to support the Pre-Career Initiative programme spearheaded by 100 Women in Finance here in Cayman by mentoring girls from across public and private high schools on the island who have expressed an interest in working in our sector. Building relationships with young women in our community and supporting their career goals is just a small step towards creating a more inclusive world, and we look forward to establishing ongoing relationships with our mentees and celebrating their achievements as they finish their high school studies and begin their working life."

For further information on International Women's Day and the #ChooseToChallenge campaign, please visit www.internationalwomensday.com.