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By Christine Cornwell
Posted in Customer Engagement
Women's Equality Day was established in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York.
Now in 2022, the observance of Women's Equality Day goes beyond memorializing the passage of the U.S. Nineteenth Amendment and brings global awareness and drives changes for full gender equality in our personal and professional lives.
You Are Invited!
In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, on August 26, 2022, Verint’s DEI Council and Verint’s Women in Technology group are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on LinkedIn Live.
You’re invited to attend the 45-minute conversation moderated by Verint’s Jenni Palocsik, vice president marketing insights, experience, and enablement. She will be joined by an engaging panel of guests including Verint’s Judy Sanchez and influencers Katrina Ghazarian and Stacy Sherman.
They’ll be discussing equality in the workplace as well as their experiences as women in tech and insights on how leaders can foster more inclusive workplaces.
Register now to join the LinkedIn Live event on Friday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Think Globally. Act Locally.
Verint Women in Technology group offers some ways to celebrate Women’s Equality Day and how to further support gender equality now for a sustainable tomorrow.
Get the Good Reads
Here are recommended top reads that highlight the importance and impact of the historical milestone and give you insights on gender equality and enablement.
Promote Empowerment and Mentor
While focusing the future of our workforce, it's essential for great leadership and colleagues to support, empower, and listen to the women and men in our workplaces. Nicole Nevulis, Verint, global senior director of go-to-market strategy, shares her perspective on the value of mentorship.
"My view is that being a mentor is really about stewardship, making sure to keep the gains of women that came before me and move the needle by empowering others. Mentorship benefits both the mentor and the mentee. The mentee benefits from the good orderly direction – getting a sense of where to improve her skills, how to navigate tricky situations, and direction for navigating her career in tech. The mentor expands her professional skill set by actively seeking knowledge and thought leadership to guide the employee in today’s world. She levels up by being more mindful with her engagement with others, internally and externally, leading by example to her mentor.”
Bring Your Voice Forward
We all have anecdotal stories about supportive male and female leaders who helped us advance in our professions – as well as unsupportive managers/organizations. We need to stand up for ourselves, not get boxed in by outdated gender-based stereotypes and cheer on our allies.
Expand Your Network and Virtually Connect
Most likely, you are here now in your career because of your professional connections. What tips can you share—or use yourself—to build your network and gain allies:
About Verint Diversity and Inclusion Council
At Verint, we embrace differences and work to cultivate an inclusive organization. We believe in providing a supportive environment and equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We fully support all diverse groups in the workplace with equal terms of employment, professional opportunities, and benefits.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is committed to helping Verint foster an environment that attracts the best talent, values diversity of life experiences and perspectives, and encourages innovation. The Council has two main objectives:
We are committed to fostering an environment that attracts the best talent, values diversity of experiences and perspectives, and encourages innovation.
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