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Equality works better

That’s why, on International Women’s Day on March 8, IKEA Group will continue to foster a work environment that enables people of all genders to succeed equally – all over the world, 365 days a year.

A portrait of a woman.
A portrait of a woman.

The uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better! On March 8, IKEA Group celebrates International Women’s Day, honouring the effort to build a more inclusive and equal world. Caring for People and Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in the vision and values of IKEA. Recognising co-workers’ differences contributes to creativity and supports growth. IKEA strives to have a work environment where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognised for their diverse talents, and where co-workers can be themselves.

Gender equality is a human right. IKEA Group has been working with the gender agenda for over a decade. The ambition is to reach gender equality which goes beyond a 50/50% gender balance in all levels and positions at IKEA Group. Gender equality is also about creating an inclusive culture. During 2016 and 2017, IKEA had the opportunity to co-chair the first UN High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, promoted by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to help unlock potential for women to fully participate in the economy and achieve financial independence. When people have the same opportunities to grow, regardless of gender or background, everyone wins.

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