Last night I played hockey with a female engineer (let’s call her Simone). Before the game we were talking about International Women's Day (IWD). I asked if the engineering consulting firm she worked for celebrated or acknowledged IWD in any way. Simone said a couple of years ago all the women at the firm received flowers and last year they received a Starbucks gift card.
Are YOU kidding me?
I would guess that the decisions to recognize IWD in Simone’s engineering firm look similar to the health care discussions at the White House.