International Women’s Day – PSC Group Celebration
Happy International Women’s Day from Phillips Smith Conwell! #IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Here at Phillips Smith Conwell the 2019 theme of ‘Balance for Better’ resonates as it is aligned with our company’s culture. Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. For us balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. It makes good economic sense to employ, and retain, the best and the brightest.
Throughout our 100+ year history we are proud to have employed a diverse staff cohort; in 2019 just under 40% of our staff are female, 33% of technical staff. Whilst not a perfect 50/50 split, what sets us apart is our commitment to the ideation of ‘Balance for Better’ through the creation of a flexible work environment. Numerous members of our staff, both female and male, utilize various flexible work arrangements; allowing them the ability to care for families, aging parents, pursue passions beyond architecture or deal with the realities of modern day living like limiting commute time. This flexibility has created relationships that are built on mutual trust, commitment and flexibility in return. We are delighted that many of our staff have been with us for over 15 years; some of whom have utilized flexible work arrangements for a significant amount of that time.
We believe that this culture of flexibility is going to be increasingly called for into the future. We are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance; where its absence is noted, and its presence is celebrated. So on this International Women’s Day we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the female members of our team and thank the office as a whole for creating and fostering #BalanceforBetter.
If you would like to find out more about our #IWD2019 celebrations, head to our Instagram @phillipssmithconwell