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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: Inspiring Inclusion Through Action 

March 7, 2024

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day of celebration of the remarkable achievements of women and a powerful call to action for gender equality. This year’s theme, #InspireInclusion, urges us to collectively create a world where all women, regardless of background, identity, or circumstance, feel embraced, empowered, and able to reach their full potential.  

Inclusion stands as a catalyst for positive change for women globally and to create diverse companies, prosperous economies, and a healthy planet.    

Within EdgeConneX, we prioritize cultivating an inclusive culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Our commitment to inclusion is exemplified by WomenConneX, a dedicated community within our organization focused on promoting gender diversity in the data center industry.  

“Creating the WomenConneX group was the most natural and responsible step for us. Women are still in the minority in the data center industry despite concerted efforts. I believe that groups like ours can help raise awareness among people of all ages and genders, encouraging those with a keen interest in the industry to consider a career in it. WomenConneX also focuses on supporting those already in the sector, helping them realize their full potential. Today, it’s important to reflect on the need for women’s inclusion in all fields of endeavor and to take steps, no matter how small, to inspire inclusion.”Angela Capon, VP Global Marketing, EdgeConneX

In addition to our internal initiatives, this year’s goal for WomenConneX is to create an education program to empower girls who are interested in STEM to consider a role in the data center industry. We are looking at creating online content that helps with the learning paths to our sector, visiting education establishments to provide talks, and joining forces with some key Girls in STEM charity organizations across the globe. 

“The data center community is at the heart of technological advancement, and we must take active steps to ensure it reflects the diversity of the world around us. By supporting STEM-led charities, we are cultivating a new generation of female leaders who will bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas and drive the industry forward. We encourage other companies to join us in this endeavor. Let’s empower these young women to become the architects of a more inclusive, balanced, and technologically advanced future together.” – Ashley Laporte, VP Human Resources, EdgeConneX 

Together, we can encourage and build a brighter future where women and girls can confidently make an impact shaping the digital infrastructure around the world.   Celebrate International Women’s Day with us – please check out this video: 

For more information on WomenConneX, please visit: https://www.edgeconnex.com/company/about-edgeconnex/womenconnex/   

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