It’s been a while since we wrote a blog, which is a tell-tale sign of how busy we are. Apologies!
So, we thought it was time to get back on the horse, so to speak. And what better moment than right now – just in time to celebrate International Women’s Day!
As a team made up of 70% women, we feel it only right that we say our piece. But what exactly is our piece?
For a team of women fortunate enough to work in an office, and an industry to some extent, that really does celebrate women, we don’t necessarily have a soapbox to stand on, from a professional perspective at least. Certainly, in our office, pay scales are fair, opportunity is even and respect is both hard-earned and equally measured. And there is NO RISK of inappropriate behaviour. That’s just not who we are.
It’s refreshing and reassuring to know that equality in our workplace isn’t a battle we are ever likely to face.
That said, we have all, at some point in our lives, experienced some sort of unfair treatment. Whether it be based on our gender, our sexuality, our age, the way we look etc. All of us!
The men too. So, we all know what unjust behaviour feels like. And we know that it hurts. It frustrates, it angers and it galls. You don’t have to be a woman to understand this – you have to be human. And it’s because of this that we as a collective Meet & Potato struggle to know what our piece is (despite individually having our own thoughts and opinions). Because being part of Meet & Potato means that we don’t just stand for women, we stand for everybody. Because we are fortunate enough, in our office, to be able to do so.
However, it is a big, wide and complicated world out there and we understand that fighting for equality is part of a much bigger picture. So, outside of the confines of our office, and our lovely little lives, we understand the value of support and solidarity and the need for collective and collaborative action. So, today we stand united with women who want to make this world a better place, for the children of our future.
It doesn’t really matter what gender you are, you can’t really argue with that.
In the meantime, we hope that in the not so distant future, there will be an International Person’s day, celebrating every fantastic human on this planet.