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7 March 2017

WorldSkills President pledges support for HeForShe


As a global movement that promotes access to vocational skills, WorldSkills believes that skills have no gender and that it is time that inequality in the workplace is eradicated. 

“We aim to speak up for women, for young women and for girls,” said the President of WorldSkills, Simon Bartley. “So, that they can feel empowered to take any career choice that they wish irrespective of the fact that that might be in an area that historically they may not have considered.”

In October at the General Assembly in Niagara Falls, WorldSkills formally endorsed the UN campaign, HeForShe. This initiative calls on people around the world to stand together to create a “bold, visible force for gender equality.”

In recognition of International Women's Day, 8 March 2017, WorldSkills encourages people from around the world to take the HeForShe pledge. Visit our HeForShe page for the latest profiles of women working in skills around the globe and details on joining HeForShe.